Estimation of national cancer incidence for major cancer sites in Turkey has been carried out by analyzing the data obtained from active cancer registry, and published regularly by Institute of Public Health of Ministry of Health.
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In the light of these statistics, the incidence of urinary cancers in both sexes and their age related distributions have been discussed, paying special attention to prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. The annual incidence of all cancer cases increased gradually, reaching to 221. 5 per 100,000 population in 2009, the latest confirmed figure available at present. Among males the most frequent cancers were those of the lung, prostate and bladder. The incidence rates of urinary cancers among males were 36. 1, 21. 4 and 6. 3 per 100,000 for prostate, bladder and kidney respectively. The reliability of current data concerning the incidence of cancer has been discussed by comparing them with the previously reported national cancer data.
Turkish journal of urology. 2015 Dec [Epub]
Sabahattin Aydın, Mustafa Yücel Boz
Department of Urology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. , Department of Urology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.