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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 161-166

Retrospective analysis of hospital records at a cancer Institute in Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh


1 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, AP, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, AP, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, AP, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, AP, India

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M Pavana Sandhya
P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, AP
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Aim: To find out the retrospective incidence of cancer patterns at a cancer institute in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh over a period of one year. Methodology: Retrospective analysis of hospital records was undertaken to find incidence and distribution of cancer among patients attending an cancer institute during January 2009 to December 2009. Emphasis was given to age, gender and site distribution of oral cancer. Results: A total of 2435 cases reported to the institute with various cancers with male female ratio of 1:4. Breast cancer was the most common cancer reported. Oral cancer accounted for 5.6% of all cancers. Among Oral cancers, tongue was the most common site to be involved among males and buccal mucosa among females. Conclusions: Breast cancer was most common followed by cancer of Cervix and Stomach. Oral cancer was fourth in the order of occurrence. Buccal mucosa was the most common site followed by tongue. The least common site affected with Oral cancer was lip.


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