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Colon Cancer in Misan: Past, Present and Future

Hayder Qasim Saadoon Alhilfi , Khalid Obiad Mohsin Almohammadawi, Nyaz Ahmed Ameen, Basima Kadhim Abbood Aliedani, Husam Jihad Imran Aldubaisi, Ahmed Salih Alshewered, Rasha Khalil Alsaad

Hayder Qasim Saadoon Alhilfi
Misan university. Email: saadonhayder@yahoo.com

Khalid Obiad Mohsin Almohammadawi
Misan University

Nyaz Ahmed Ameen
Kerkuk Health directorate, Ministry of Health/ Environment

Basima Kadhim Abbood Aliedani
Al-Sadder Teaching Hospital, Misan Health directorate, Ministry of Health/ Environment

Husam Jihad Imran Aldubaisi
Al-Sadder Teaching Hospital, Misan Health directorate, Ministry of Health/ Environment

Ahmed Salih Alshewered
Baghdad Radiation Center, Medical City

Rasha Khalil Alsaad
Misan University
Online First: December 31, 2018 | Cite this Article
Alhilfi, H., Almohammadawi, K., Ameen, N., Aliedani, B., Aldubaisi, H., Alshewered, A., Alsaad, R. 2018. Colon Cancer in Misan: Past, Present and Future. The Cancer Press 4(1,2,3,4): 4-12. DOI:10.15562/tcp.66


Background: Colon carcinoma is commonest cancer of GIT. It is represent third cancer in man worldwide beyond lung and prostate cancers. It is fourth cancer in woman beyond breast, lung and uterus cancers. Deaths from colon cancer is more in compare with other GIT cancers. The study aimed to determine epidemiological and clinical data of colon cancer in Misan province.

Methods: Our study conducted in Misan province, Iraq. The data were collected from 2013 to 2016. Seventy one patients that found have colon cancer. An epidemiological, clinical and descriptive study perform which included frequency of gender, age, residency, site of cancer, family history, past history, year of onset, smoking history, alcohol intake, presentation of cancer at time of diagnosis, staging and histopathology pattern in relation to colon cancer.

Results: Overall prevalence of colon  carcinoma is 3.75%. The most age group affected was 51-60 years as 30.99%. The gender and residency of patients have no effect on cancer percent. Obesity, Family history, cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption represented risk factors for colon cancer. In 42.25% of patients had family history of cancer. Most common site of colon carcinoma was left colon, which present in 61.97%. Conclusion: There was slight increase in new cases detection of colon carcinoma from 2013 to 2016. Advanced stages of colon cancer were most common stages description as stage IIIA, IIIB, IIIC and stage IV in 12.67%, 16.90%, 19.72% and 15.49% respectively. The common histopathological pattern of colon cancer was moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma as 53.52%.

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