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Epidemiological and retrospective survey of pancreatic cancer in Ilam city during a 10 years period (from 1385 till 1394)

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care. 2017;2(2)


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Journal Title: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care

ISSN: 2588-3682 (Online)

Publisher: West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention

Society/Institution: Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: English

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hamed zarei (Department of Radiology Technology, Allied medical faculty, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran)

Hamed Tavan (Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Prevention of Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam university of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Background: one of the most killing cancers globally and the fourth most relevant cancer, the pancreatic cancer has a great numbers of victims every tear, therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the rate of incidence among residents of ilam in time span of 10 years, from 1385 till 1394. Materials and Methods: this is a retrospective study during 1385 till 1394 in Ilam city. Our source of patients was the afflicted patients. The sample size and the statistical society of research were determined based on census. The research materials included of two types first included the demographic information of patients (age, gender, tumor type, level of education, residency, smoking and lipid profile) and the second part was some information about the pancreatic cancer (anatomical site, pathologic findings and lipid profile).using SPSS version 19, the data was analyzed. Results: the statistical society included 25 individuals afflicted with pancreatic cancer in which the most prevalent age group was men older than 70 years (60 years) (31.3%). Furthermore, as time went on, the number of new cases increased. Conclusion: the risk factors for occurring the cancer were the age group greater than 70 years, being male, lower educational situation, unemployment, living in an urban areas, smoking, hereditary, hyperlipidemia (LDL, TG, CHOL) and finding tumor in middle third of pancreatic (because of existing helicobacter pylori virus and impropriate diet). Being able to identify endangered people, one could begin treating patients and thereby, saving time, cost and increasing the rate of survivors.   Key words: pancreatic cancer, retrospective, epidemiology