21,002 can­cer cases among Oma­nis in 20 years: MoH

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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.

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H E Dr Ahmed bin Mo­hammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi (sec­ond from left) and Dr Ahmed bin Salim al Mand­hari re­lease the re­port

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