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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

Pattern of cancer in Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana (a ten year retrospective study).

Department of Pathology, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab

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V Malhotra
Department of Pathology, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab

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A ten year retrospective study was undertaken to ascertain the pattern and incidence of cancer in Ludhiana which is an industrial town with catchment area of Ludhiana consisting of Ludhiana distt., Sangrur, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Ropar, Kapurthala, some parts of Himachel Pradesh and Haryana. A total number of 56,565 biopsies were received for histopathological examinaiton in 10 years and 4,730 cases of cancer were diagnosed. The incidence of total malignant tumors was 8.36%. Females out numbered males in the incidence of cancer, with male to female ratio being 1:1.09. Most of the cancers were seen in the age group of 41-50 years. In females the two most common cancer sites were breast (21.07%) and cervix (19.4%) while in males hypopharynx--larynx (13.94%) and prostate (9.65%) were the most common sites of cancer.

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