Hospital cancer registry report 2008-2010 (printed) and 2011-2013 (short draft) was published Saturday morning at the conference hall of National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH) in Mohakhali, Dhaka. A Cancer Registry Computer Lab was also inaugurated at the Department of Cancer Epidemiology.
Prof Dr Khandoker Mohammad Shefayet Ullah, Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), was present on the occasion as the chief guest.
Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Additional Director General of Health Services; Professor Mahmudur Rahman, Director of IEDCR; and Dr M Mostafa Zaman, National Professional Officer, NCD, WHO Country Office, were also present as special guests.
Professor Sheikh Golam Mostofa, Director of NICRH, chaired the session.
According to the report, from January 2008 to December 2010, a total of 46110 new cases attended the outpatient department of NICRH, among them, 27281 were confirmed as cancer cases. Out of these 27281 patients, 56.1 percent were male while 43.9 percent female.
Top five organs affected in both sexes are: Lung (18.1%), breast (11.7%), cervix of uterus (9.3%), oesophagus (4.9%) and stomach (4.1%).
In males, five leading cancers were: Lung (28.39%), oesophagus (6.14%), liver (3.98%), larynx (3.01%) and rectum (2.17%).
In females, leading five cancers were: breast (26.0%), cervix of uterus (21.1%), lung (50%), ovary (3.3%) and oesophagus (3.3%).
In patients aged 10 years or more, about 78.4% male patients were ever smoker and 63.9% were current smoker. Among female patients these rates were 3.5% and 3.3% respectively.