During this period (1990 – 2015 ) 15283 cases of malignancy were reported. 7119 (46.55%) cases were male and 8164 (53.45%) cases were female with the ratio of M: F equal to 1:1.28. It is concluded that the incidence of cancer is increasing in alarming way in the last (25) years. It is mainly due to the effect of air, water and earth pollution by the previous wars in Iraq. This increasing incidence of cancer is associated with a younger age group especially with regard to breast and colonic carcinoma.
Data of malignant cases were obtained from cancer Oncology center, Merjan Teaching Hospital during the last 25 years from 1990 to 2015 were the information of different malignant patient register in files in it all investigations, histology report, surgeon refereed report address, family report, past medical & surgical history report of the patient. All these data analyzed and grouped in tables and drown in figures and histogram to show the significance of increased number of malignancy per years from 1990 upward.
A total of 15283 malignant cases have studied, 7119 (46.55%) cases were male and 8164 (53.45%) cases were female with he ratio of M: F equal to 1:1.28. Table shows the annual no. of new cancer cases registered in Babylon during 1990-2015. There is a significant relationship exist between years and no. of cancer cases registered in Babylon, r (correlation coefficient ) = 0.842 (P
It is concluded that the incidence of malignancy is increasing in alarming way in the last 25 years. It is mainly due to the effect of environmental Pollution (i.e. Air, Water and Earth Pollution ) from the previous Wars in Iraq. This increasing incidence of cancer is associated with a younger age group especially with regard to Breast and GIT malignancies; however, high percentage of those malignant patients got good benefit by treatment with chemotherapy and or Hormonal therapy in Babylon Oncology Center and R.T. in Baghdad Radiotherapy Center.
Clinical trial identification
Iraqi cancer registry which depend on European Cancer registry
Legal entity responsible for the study
Babylon Health Directorate
All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.