Number of Cancer Patients in Iran Is not Much Different from Other Countries

Number of Cancer Patients in Iran Is not Much Different from Other Countries
On the sidelines of the first International Congress of Cancer, the assistant professor of Mashhad University of Medical Science said, “Number of cancer patients in Iran is not much different from other countries.” 
Saying the news, Dr Gholamreza Bahadorkhan added, “The incident of central and peripheral nervous system cancers in our country is comparable to the global trend and is not much different from other countries. Meanwhile, the incident of these cancers in our country has not changed or increased very much; but due to earlier diagnosis, it is thought that its rate is more than before. There were also some cancer patients in the past but they died because their disease could not been diagnosed while currently, the growth of diagnostic knowledge has led to the improvement of treatment process.” 
“Today, with early diagnosis and improvement in the knowledge of specialists, some brain cancers in adults and some cancers in children can certainly be treated while in the past, many of them were considered incurable.” , the neurosurgeon emphasized.
Referring to the fact that cancer is a disease resulting from industrial lifestyle, Dr. Bahadorkhan, associate professor of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences stated, “According to the studies conducted, the average rate of nervous system cancers is estimated to be between 4 to 12 persons per 100,000 people. These figures vary in different countries based on the lifestyle. Generally, due to the rise of industrial life in America, cancer rate in this country is considerably higher than India.”
“Nervous system cancer patients do not receive any special services from insurance companies and only some non-governmental organizations such as Mahak Institute try to pay the treatment costs of children with cancer. In fact, there is no particular organization or institute to support patients with nervous system cancers and the need for such effective organizations is obvious.” He added.
“There exists no definite opinion to confirm the role of environmental factors such as noise pollution, parasites and mobile phone radiation in the incident of nervous system cancer.”, the neurosurgeon continued. 
It is noteworthy that the first International Congress of Cancer is being held in Razavi Hospital from May 18th to 20th with the participation of over 500 guests and specialists from Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Iran. In this congress, 42 lectures will be delivered and 108 articles will be presented in the form of poster.
Date: 5/21/2016
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