Pattern and Trend of Cancer in a Tertiary Care Hospital in a Single Year

Pattern and Trend of Cancer in a Tertiary Care Hospital in a Single Year

Alam SMM1, Khaled A2

1*Dr. S M Mahbubul Alam, Professor of pathology, Senior Consultant Histopathology, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka. 2Dr. Ahmed Khaled, MBBS, Ph.D., MD, Consultant Histopathology Apollo Hospitals Dhaka

ABSTRACT: Scarcity of cancer data from Bangladesh has a huge adverse impact in developing a realistic approach towards cancer management program. The present study is an analysis of the pattern and trend of cancer at Apollo Hospital Dhaka based on cancer registry of histopathology Department. This single year observation from cancer registry of a tertiary care hospital of Bangladesh revealing the top five cancer by sites were breast (17%), colorectum (12%), stomach (11%), lung (8%) and prostate (6%) among 557 detected cancer cases at histopathology department in 2017. A little male preponderance (Male: Female ratio 1.2:1) was noted. Cancer was more common in ages between 50 and 70 occurring about 43%. Malignancies by the site such as colorectum, lung, prostate, stomach, lymphoidwere leading cancers among males. In females, the most frequently reported malignancies by site were breast, colorectum, stomach, lymphoid and lung.

KEYWORDS: Tertiary Care Hospitals, Histopathology, malignancy, Frequency, 2017

CORRESPONDENCE: Dr. S M Mahbubul Alam