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The Impact of Cancer in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia: A Secondary Analysis | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 1948-5956

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Research Article

The Impact of Cancer in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia: A Secondary Analysis

Hadgu Gerensea1*, Mebrahtu Abay2, Hafte Teklay3, Zeray Baraki1, Lidya Tsegay1 Teklit Angesom2, Desta Siyoum1, Eskedar Brhane1, Teklit Grum2, Solomon Hintsa2, Awoke Woldu1, Almaz Sied4, and Patricia Malloy5

1School of Nursing, College of Health Science and Referral Hospital, Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia

2School of Public Health, College of Health Science and Referral Hospital, Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia

3School of Bio-medical, College of Health Science and Referral Hospital, Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia

4Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (North America)

*Corresponding Author:
Hadgu Gerensea
School of Nursing
College of Health Science and Referral Hospital
Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia
Tel: 251914388918
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 18, 2017; Accepted Date: March 31, 2017; Published Date: April 3, 2017

Citation: Gerensea H, Abay M, Teklay H, Baraki Z, Tsegay L, et al. (2017) The Impact of Cancer in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia: A Secondary Analysis. J Cancer Sci Ther 9: 389-392. doi: 10.4172/1948-5956.1000447

Copyright: © 2017 Gerensea H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Control of communicable diseases has been the focus in the Tigray region. The research team, all of whom live in this region, propose that non-communicable diseases need to have this same control. To comprehend the impact of cancer, a non-communicable disease, the team conducted a secondary analysis of all patients who had received care in the Tigray region over a 4-year period. Over 10,000 registrations were reviewed; descriptive statistics provided the team with a rough estimate of the impact of cancer in this region. What follows is a more descriptive illustration of the impact with recommendations to decision makers in the Tigray region.

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