Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry: summary data, 1986-1989
National Cancer Registry Advisory Committee
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The Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry began operation in 1986. Between 1986-1989, a total of 8 276 cases were identified. Among men of African descent, oesophageal (11,2 pc) and liver cancer (11,0 pc) were most common. Cervical cancer was by far the most common among women of African descent (34,5 pc). Among both males and females of non-African descent, skin cancers (other than melanoma) accounted for one-third of cancers followed by prostate cancer (7,7 pc) in males and breast cancer (18,5 pc) in females. These findings arc comparable to earlier reports of the epidemiology of cancer in Zimbabwe.