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Cancer profile in South Kashmir, India: A hospital-based study from a newly commissioned level II cancer center

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Government Medical College, Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Shahid Bashir Wani,
Department of Radiation Oncology, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/jrcr.jrcr_63_22

Background: The prevalence of cancers differs in different parts of the world and which makes studying every population important to know various risk factors associated with cancers common in various parts of the world. This study was undertaken to know the burden of cancer in rural Kashmir. Materials and Methods: Cases registered in the Department of Radiation Oncology, GMC, Anantnag, during 2019–2020 were enrolled for this study to check the prevalence and profile of cancer. Results: Stomach cancer was the most common cancer diagnosed in 233 patients in 2019–20 overall. In males, it was seconded by esophageal cancer, whereas in females, breast cancer was the second-most common cancer. Conclusion: Patterns of cancer distribution differ vastly across India; cancer patterns in Kashmir are more similar to the Caspian cancer belt with upper gastrointestinal tract cancer dominating both sexes.

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