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  • Tuesday ,28 July 2015
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100, 000 Egyptians diagnosed with cancer every year: Minister

By-Ahram

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Tuesday ,28 July 2015

100, 000 Egyptians diagnosed with cancer every year: Minister

Around 100,000 Egyptians are diagnosed with cancer annually, Health Minister Adel El-Adawi said on Monday.

On a visit to the National Cancer Institute on World Head and Neck Cancer Day, El-Adawi said the health ministry was creating a comprehensive database for cancer patients to track the annual increase.
 
The global trend in treating cancer is specialisation, he added.
 
The minister was met with complaints from patients at the institute over conditions and administrative procedures.  
 
Cancer cases in Egypt, registered according to National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP), indicate that the incidents are 166 for every 100,000 people in Egypt.
 
Liver cancer comes on top, with a percentage of 23.8 percent, followed by breast cancer at 15.4 percent, then bladder cancer 6.9 percent.