Ovarian Cancer Incidence in Iran and the World

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Malihe Arab 1 , * , Giti Noghabaei 1

1 Preventative Gynecology Research Center (PGRC). Imam Hossein Medical Center. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Arab M, Noghabaei G. Ovarian Cancer Incidence in Iran and the World, Rep Radiother Oncol. 2013 ; 1(2):e2391.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Reports of Radiotherapy and Oncology: 1 (2); 69-72
Published Online: September 01, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 18, 2013
Accepted: August 05, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Ovarian cancer ranks the 8th cancer causing death in the world. This study aims to compare incidence rate of ovarian cancer in Iran with other countries.
Materials and methods: Data from International Agency for Research on Cancer’s GLOBOCAN 2008 database   is used to compare ovarian cancer age standard incidence rate from different parts of the globe considering the developing and developed regions.
Results: Iran is among countries with low incidence of ovarian cancer and an age standard incidence rate of 3.07 in 2005 and 3.1 in 2008.
Conclusions: Ovarian cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in Iran. Various risk and protective factors of ovarian cancer might be clarified in Iran in order to prevent increasing incidence of this cancer in the future.  At the present this disease is significant considering its disease burden

Keywords

Ovarian cancer incidence disease burden Iran

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