Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 4
Tievaluation of Cancer Types and Prevalence In The Province of Hakkari, Turkey
Yusuf Karakaş1
1Acıbadem Bodrum Hastanesi, Medikal Onkoloji, Muğla, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.235 Aim: To determine the prevalence of cancer in the province of Hakkari, Turkey.

Methods: All adult patients diagnosed with cancer who applied to a health care provider in Hakkari between May 2017 and December 2018 were evaluated. Demographic features and types of cancer were determined.

Results: Of the 621 patients diagnosed with cancer, 344 (54.5%) were female, and 287 (45.5%) were male. The five most common types of cancer in female patients were; breast cancer, differentiated thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, esophagus cancer, gastric cancer. In male patients; gastric cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, esophagus cancer, respectively.

Conclusion: Gastric and esophagus cancer are among the types of cancer with the highest prevalence in the province of Hakkari. Keywords : Hakkari, Gastric cancer, Esophagus cancer