Cancer in Africa (IARC Scientific Publication, No. 153) by D.M. Parkin, S.L. Whelan, J. Ferlay, E. Bah, M.

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By D.M. Parkin, S.L. Whelan, J. Ferlay, E. Bah, M. Hamdi-Cherif, F. Sitas, H. Wabinga

Our wisdom of the geographic and ethnic styles of melanoma within the African continent is proscribed. there's a nearly complete loss of legitimate mortality facts by way of reason, and few registries have released occurrence information in with ease available sources--for instance, the melanoma prevalence in 5 Continents series.This e-book brings jointly the entire presently to be had info at the profile of melanoma in fifty two international locations of Africa, significantly from melanoma registries the place info haven't hitherto been released or have seemed purely as magazine articles or in neighborhood experiences. the broadcast literature on melanoma styles and traits in each one kingdom is reviewed. The ebook additionally presents a entire evaluation of the epidemiology and prevention of 20 significant cancers, targeting experiences which were played in Africa, and the insights that those have supplied. a unique bankruptcy offers with the influence of the AIDS pandemic at the burden of melanoma at the continent.

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Table 2. Algeria, Batna (1995-1999) NUMBER OF CASES BY AGE GROUP - MALE Table 2. Algeria, Batna (1995-1999) NUMBER OF CASES BY AGE GROUP - FEMALE SITE ALL AGES AGE MV UNK (%) 0- 15- 25- 35- 45- 55- 65+ % ICD (10th) Table 3. Algeria, Constantine (1994-1997) NUMBER OF CASES BY AGE GROUP AND SUMMARY RATES OF INCIDENCE - MALE SITE Average annual population ALL AGE AGES UNK MV (%) 0- 155198 15- 25- 35- 45- 55- 65+ 84204 59284 31858 24629 17086 13725 CRUDE RATE % CR 64 ASR ICD (W) (1011~) Table 4. 3 COO-M CRUDE Table 4.

Morocco: case series Site National Oncology Institute,1986-87 (Chaouki & Gueddari, 1991) Oral cavity1 Nasopharynx Other pharynx Oesophagus Stomach Colodrectum Liver Pancreas Lung Melanoma Other skin Kaposi sarcoma Breast Cervix uteri Corpus uteri Ovary etc. Prostate Penis Bladder Kidney etc. Eye Brain, nervous system Thyroid Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Hodgkin's disease Myeloma Leukaemia ALL SITES Male No. Yo Female No. 0% 'Lip and tongue Table 2. Morocco: childhood case series Cancer Rabat, Hospital for Children, 1983-85 (Msefer Alaoui, 1988) No.

8% of cases registered at the lnstitute in 1976-77 were bladder cancer (Ibrahim, 1982). 8%). The relatively high frequencies of lymphomas in people of each sex are of note, and are partly related to the young age structure of the population. Registry of the National Cancer Institute, Cairo The results for 1970-85 (Sherif & Ibrahim, 1987) are shown in Table 2. 9% of female cancers) are more extreme than those in the CMCR, presumably reflecting the special treatment services provided by this hospital.

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