21,002 cancer cases among Omanis in 20 years: MoH
Detected cancer cases among Omanis touched 21,002 from 1996 to 2015 in the sultanate, a Ministry of Health (MoH) report has revealed.
This includes 10,723 (51.1 per cent) males and 10,279 (48.9 per cent) females. The annual average of cancer incidence is 125.7 per 100,000 inhabitants.
This report, ‘The 20-Year Cancer Incidence in Oman Report (1996-2015)’ was released by MoH, represented by the Department of Non-Communicable Diseases on Wednesday under the patronage of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al
Sa’eedi, Minister of Health in the presence of Dr Ahmed bin Salim al Mandhari, Regional Director of World Health Organization for Eastern Mediterranean.
The Department of NonCommunicable Diseases, represented by the National Cancer Registry released the report.
The reports reveals new cancer cases, types and the population distribution across the sultanate according to the gender, geographical distribution, the cancer site and cancers among non-Omanis.
This report is the first-of-itskind indicating the number of recorded cases and the overall rate of cancer incidence among Omanis over the past 20 years.
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi (second from left) and Dr Ahmed bin Salim al Mandhari release the report