Colorectal cancer is an important public health problem in the world, and there is no previous study in Hadhramout, Republic of Yemen about it so we aimed to describe characteristics and trends of colorectal cancer registered in Hadhramout National Oncology Center. A retrospective analysis of all registered cancers (2988) between 2002-2012, to describe colorectal cancer with regards to age, sex, subsites and histopathology and clinical presentation. The results indicate that digestive system cancers are the most common cancers (15%); and colorectal cancer (30.9%) is the most common of these. It was more common in males (57.2%). Colorectal cancer is the most common digestive cancers, more common in males, with higher tendency of early-onset. Most colorectal cancers were adenocarcinoma, and abdominal pain and rectal bleeding followed by altered bowel habit were the most common presentation.
Bamekhlah, Rasheed Mohammed; Bin Nabhan, Abdullah Saleh; and Alghazli, Hussain Saeed
"Colorectal Cancer in Hadhramout Characteristics and Trends,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 14:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol14/iss1/2