Prevalence of Different Types of Genitourinary Tract Malignancies Presenting to the Histopathology Departments of Al-Thawra Hospital over a period of 5 years

 Abdulalim Al-Salami1*, Saleh Alsalamy 2, Ammar Al-Mutwakil3, Ahmed Al-Arami4, Ibrahim El-Nono1, Tawfic H. Al- Ba’adani1

1Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University

2Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University

3Pathology Dep. Al-Thawra Hospital

4Department of Pathohistology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University,

Introduction:

The burden of cancer is increasing worldwide despite the advances for diagnosis and treatment. It is estimated that in the year 2008 worldwide 12.4 million new cases of cancer were reported and 7.6 million people died1. According to the National Vital Statistics Report malignancies were the second most common cause of death in USA in 20062. The estimations from Europe are that 3.2 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths from cancer were seen in 20083. It is predicted that by 2030 there will be approximately 20 million new cases and 12.9

million deaths related to cancer. In the United States 2009, an estimated 333,000 people were diagnosed with genitourinary cancers, and approximately 56,000 died of these diseases. The American Cancer Society estimates that genitourinary cancers accounted for 23 percent of all new cancer diagnoses and approximately 10 percent of all cancer deaths in 20094. The incidence of cancer is steadily increasing in the underdeveloped countries. More than half of the new cases and around 60% of the cancer related deaths occurred in these countries. The causes for cancers can be either

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