The overall 5-year survival was
For women, it increased from Interpreting the results Cancer screening is provided by some hospitals and charity organizations. Introduction of education programmes for reducing risk factors such as smoking, and improving diet and lifestyle may also be beneficial Midhet and Sharaf, The provincial and national capital is the city of Riyadh, which is divided into 15 municipal districts and is the 80th richest city in the world.
Interpreting the results Cancer screening is provided by some hospitals and charity organizations. Use of the data The SCR publishes an annual cancer incidence report. The government provides cancer treatment within major specialized tertiary care hospitals. The SCR uses multiple data sources, including death notifications and death certificates since Cancer has become a major burden on the health care systems of many countries.
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Interpreting the results Cancer screening is provided by some hospitals and charity organizations. The incidence, median age at presentation, stage of cancer, survival rate, geographic location and distribution of cancer are presented in the results. However, use of available facilities in Saudi Arabia has been shown to be poor, and variable across regions Almadi et al. Out of these, there colorectal cancer cases. Out of these, cases were colorectal cancer cases as documented by histopathology. Conclusions: This analysis of cancer incidence in Saudi Arabia demonstrated significant differences according to gender, age, and region of the Kingdom.
Incidence varied by region, with the Eastern region and Riyadh displaying the highest ASRs for both males and females, and Hail and Jazan displaying the lowest. Kaplan-Meier estimator was utilized to calculate the 5-year overall survival. This increase is in addition to a real increase in the incidence among those age groups most affected.
In terms of public health policy, knowledge regarding the most prevalent types of cancer can aid in optimising distribution of resources. All newly diagnosed cases of cancer are recorded, with information on site and histology. Out of cases of all cancers, cases had complete and accurate registration data that allowed the ascertainment of the survival status. In , the population was 6. Registry data are also used for epidemiological studies, programme evaluation and research projects.
The overall age-standardized rate ASR approached a plateau of 9. Cancer registries enable the collection of data regarding the prevalence and incidence of different types of cancer, and the associated mortality. Cancer care facilities The health sector is highly developed. If no follow date was available, then the patient was censored at the date of the Al-Elm Company report which documented an alive status. Incidence varied by region, with the Eastern region and Riyadh displaying the highest ASRs for both males and females, and Hail and Jazan displaying the lowest. Kaplan-Meier estimator was utilized to calculate the 5-year overall survival.
Out of these, cases were colorectal cancer cases as documented by histopathology. Cancer also has a great impact on the social and economic lives of affected individuals. This has a major implication for decisions about the threshold age for screening.
The lower overall 5-year survival compared with developed countries is due to lack of screening, a higher proportion of advanced stage cancer at presentation, lack of specialized care outside the major cities and a higher proportion of rectal cancer cases. Survival period was calculated from the date of diagnosis to the date of death or last follow up.