Digestive cancers in Morocco: Fez-Boulemane region

  • Laila Chbani
  • Imane Hafid
  • Mohamed Berraho
  • Chakib Nejjari
  • Afaf Amarti

Abstract

Introduction: To describe the epidemiological and pathological aspects of gastrointestinal cancers in Fez-Boulemane. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of 1120 gastrointestinal cancers diagnosed between 2004 and 2010 in the department of Pathology of Hassan II University Hospital in Fez Morocco. Results: The average age of our patients was 53 years with a male predominance in 52% of cases. Digestive cancers in this study are distinguished by the predominance of colorectal and stomach location. Conclusion: Gastrointestinal cancers are the most frequent cancer in our region. An epidemiological monitoring program is needed.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 13:46

Author Biographies

Laila Chbani
Department of Pathology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco
Imane Hafid
Department of Pathology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco
Mohamed Berraho
Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Fez, Morocco
Chakib Nejjari
Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Fez, Morocco
Afaf Amarti
Department of Pathology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco
Published
2013-02-28
Section
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