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100,000 Egyptians diagnosed with cancer every year: Minister

Egypt's health ministry is creating a database of cancer patients

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Jul 2015
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Egypt's Health Minister Adel Adawi (Photo: AL-Ahram)
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Around 100,000 Egyptians are diagnosed with cancer annually, Health Minister Adel El-Adawi said on Monday.

On a visit to the National Cancer Institute on World Head and Neck Cancer Day, El-Adawi said the health ministry was creating a comprehensive database for cancer patients to track the annual increase.

The global trend in treating cancer is specialisation, he added.

The minister was met with complaints from patients at the institute over conditions and administrative procedures.  

Cancer cases in Egypt, registered according to National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP), indicate that the incidents are 166 for every 100,000 people in Egypt.

Liver cancer comes on top, with a percentage of 23.8 percent, followed by breast cancer at 15.4 percent, then bladder cancer 6.9 percent.

 

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Klaus
27-07-2015 05:09pm
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Cancer in Egypt
The question has to be raised why??. Since Chernobyl disaster, some politicians made them selfs rich in permitting the milk products from Russia into the country, anything cheap to make business, under Mubarak regime, I am sure that scientists and others can find out what the cause of it specially in Egypt,
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Aladdin, Alex
27-07-2015 04:45pm
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Sick. Dirty Society
I believe the number of sick people with terminal diseases is five times more. The majority of those diseases and astronomical expenses wasted is due being dirty society and environment. Clean environment (water, sewage, air, etc.) are important and make sense. Stop population explosion; it is taxing everything and killing us.
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