GYNECOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES IN ADEN, YEMEN: AN OVERVIEW OF 4 YEARS
*Dr. Gamal Abdul Hamid, Amani S. Hadi, Faten Al-Ahdel and Shada Yassin
Background: Gynecological cancers are common and are among the leading causes of cancer - related death worldwide. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of gynecological cancers registered and treated in National Oncology Center, Aden Yemen. Material and methods: A 4 year retrospective study of female genital tract malignancies was carried out in woman Care Unit in National Oncology Center (NOC), Aden, Yemen between January 2013 to December 2016. The data analyzed using statistical package for social science (SPSS), IBM SPSS statistics Version 20, IBM incorporation and licensors 1989, 2011 New York USA and the results expressed in descriptive statistics by simple percentages. Results: A total of 1646 women were seen and diagnosed as malignancies in NOC, Aden during the study period , while 224 were found to have gynecological malignancies, most (54.4%) have ovarian cancers, followed by cervix cancer (18.8%), endometrial cancer (15.2%) and the choriocarcinoma (11.6%). The mean age of endometrial and ovary cancer patients (48±14 years) was higher than that of choriocarcinoma (33± 12 years), but lower than cervix cancer patients (56± 12 years). Conclusion: Ovarian cancer was the most frequent malignant tumor and the least was choriocarcinoma.
Keywords: Gynecology cancer, Pattern, Aden, Yemen.
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