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Pediatric Cancer Incidences

Cancer affects pediatric patients according to the type of tissue, anatomical site, genetics, age and sex. It may affect at any age from birth till the age of 19 years. The probability of developing cancer before the age of 20 varies by gender. It has been reported that most of cancer types except Hodgkin’s disease are rising 1 percent yearly since 70s. This study has been design to collect and record the distribution of different types of cancer in pediatrics. Patients were selected randomly without discrimination of age and sex. Data of 106 patients were collected over a period of 2 years. It was found in the study that males were diagnosed more frequently than females (M: F= 2.4:1) similar to previous studies. Study revealed that acute lymphocytic leukemia was the most prevalent type of cancer after Hodgkin’s disease. Age group of III (4 to 10 years) was affected more than other groups in males, probably due to general male dominance.


Noor Kamil and Saba Kamil

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