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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-50

Incidence of head and neck cancers in jazan province, Saudi Arabia


Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Faculty of Medicine Jazan University; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery King Fahd Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Fahd Alharbi
P.O. Box: 2585, Jazan 45142
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.275315

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Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of various types of head and neck cancer in Jazan province, Saudi Arabia. Material and Methods: This was a prospective study of histologically confirmed cancer cases in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. One hundred and thirty two cases were histologically confirmed to have cancer in the head and neck region. Type of management for each case was also included. Results: The type of cancer which was more frequently seen among the studied sample was squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Almost 61.3% of the patients were seen to be affected with SCC followed by thyroid cancer (21.2%). Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was seen in (12.3%) of the cases, which was the most common site in the recorded data. Conclusion: Head and neck cancers are increasing in Jazan region. Oral and oropharyngeal cancers show the most significant rise due to smokless tobacoo, with implications for public health action and service provision.


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