Journal of Biomedicine and Biosensors

Research Article

Prevalence of types of cancer in Najaf Governorate and comparison of leukemia with other types

  • By Dhafer Rahman Abed Al-janabi, Yousra Ali Shallani, Lewaa AbdulAdhem Dakheel Albakaa, Ahmed Abduljabbar Jaloob Aljanaby - 16 Apr 2024
  • Journal of Biomedicine and Biosensors, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 1 - 10
  • Received: February 4, 2023; Accepted: April 9, 2024; Published: April 16, 2024


Cancer is a disease in which some body cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body, and its spread rate increases significantly in most countries, including Iraq. This study was conducted at the Islamic University/College of Medical Technology, where data was collected for 108 patients. Cancer from the Teaching Oncology Center in Najaf for the period from February 2023 to March 2024. The results revealed that there were 67 (62.04 %) female patients and 41 (45.37 %) male patients, and the age group (41-60) was the most prevalent, 45 (41.67%) patients. As for the type of cancer, breast cancer constituted the largest percentage, with 29 (26.8%) patients, followed by lung cancer, with 8 (7.4 %) patients. Prevalence of leukemia represented was (3.7%,) and it was equal among males and females, and most of them were under 20 years old (75%). One of the ways to reduce the spread of this deadly disease is to conduct a regular examination to detect any abnormal growth in the body, as early detection may accelerate recovery to a very large extent.