The Prevalence of Different Types of Cancer Among Men and Women of Different Age Groups*Corresponding Author: Kasaya Justus Wamalwa, Medical Laboratory Officer, Kenya Methodist University, Kenya, Tel: 0729179516, Email: [email protected]
Received Date: Jun 13, 2021 / Accepted Date: Jul 08, 2021 / Published Date: Jul 15, 2021
Citation: Wamalwa KJ (2021) The Prevalence of Different Types of Cancer Among Men and Women of Different Age Groups. OMICS J Radiol 10: 333.DOI: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000333
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The research intended to determine the prevalence of different types of cancer among men and female of different age groups. The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of different types of cancer among male and female of different age groups, to establish the influence of age on cancer. The research helps to evaluate the influence of gender on different types of cancer. It had targeted an eligible population of 1908 suspected patients of (0-100 years) whose file were suspected of cancer in the hospital facility according to the annually operational plant (AOP) of 2016- 2018 years. The study used a descriptive cross sectional quantitative and qualitative retrospective research design and sample set was sorted out using fisher et al. 1998 formula and after use of correction factor a total of 362 files from the suspected cancer cases out of eligible target (0-100) who sorted treatment services at CMH. The systematic random sampling technique was used to select this sample for the study whose file were selected through semi structured extraction tool out of 362 files sorted out. In terms of gender categories varied with esophagus cancer in female were 20 cases and men were 46 cases, lymphoma cancer in female were 13 cases and men were 16 cases, breast cancer cases in female they recorded 40 cases and men were 2 cases recorded, in hepatic cancer cases female were 10 and male were 13, colon cancer in female were 2 cases, male were 3 cases, thyroid cancers cases female recorded 3 cases and male cases was 1 , rectal cancer cases female were 7 and male were 4,skin cancer female were 2 and male 1, gastric cancer female I and male 2, myeloma female no cases recorded and male 1, osteosarcoma in female 1 and in male were 2, melanoma in female were 6 cases and male 1. Prostate cancer most affected age group was between 71-80 although there were some 2 recorded cases in age group of 40-50. Cervix cancer was more illustrated female age group of 41-50 while ovary cancer was more illustrated in between the age group of 51-60.