Epidemiologic evaluation of the patients admitted to Department of Medical Oncology, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical Faculy
Süleyman ALICI,1 Mustafa İZMİRLİ,2 Ekrem DOĞAN3
1Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Onkoloji Bilim Dalı
2Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyasyon Onkolojisi Anabilim Dalı
3Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı
In this study the aim was to evaluate the cancer incidence, tumour and patient characteristics in Lake Van region by using the registry data of Medical Oncology Department.

Patients (861 males (54.4%); 723 females (45.6%) [man to female ratio was 1.19]; mean age 53; range 14 to 90 years) admitted to Department of Medical Oncology, Yüzüncü Yıl University and having diagnosed as cancer (n=1584) between 1th January 2001 and 31th December 2004, were evaluated retr ospectively. The disease was seen most frequently (23.8%) in 51 to 60 years old age group, also 70.5% of all cases were within the age range of 41-70. The 43.6% of the cases were having local-regional and 56.4% were having metastasized disease.

When all patients considered the most frequent five types were as follows; gastric cancer 26.5%, esophagus cancer 15.8%, breast cancer 9.5%, colorectal cancer 7.6% and lung cancer 6.4%. When evaluated for gender the most frequent five cancers for women were breast (19.8%), stomach (19.6%), esophagus (19.2%), colorectal (7.3%) and over (5.5%), for men stomach (32%), esophagus (13%), lung (9.3%), colorectal (7.9%), and lymphoma (5.4%). When considered for the systems the most frequent cancer localizations were gastrointestinal system (56.6%), breast (9.5%), lung (6.4), lymphoma (5%) and urologic (4.8%).

Upper gastrointestinal system tumors are more frequent in Lake Van region for both man and women. Etio-pathologic studies are needed for this difference. Keywords : Epidemiologic studies; cancer/incidence; Lake Van region; neoplasms/epidemiology/mortality; prevalence