Document Type : Research Article
Background:Rates of cancer incidence in children are scarce in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to provide the cancer incidence rates among the children of Telangana during 2015-2016.
Materials and Methods: Data from the Telangana Population based cancer registry were utilized for this study. The analysis was limited to children <15 years of age. Cancer cases were restricted to those patients with a malignant neoplasm diagnosed between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016.
Results: The share of childhood cancer up to 14 years of age in Telangana was 4.8% of all cancers. The incidence of Leukemia was predominant among both males and females. In general rates were higher among male children compared to females. When standardized age adjusted incidence rates obtained from different national registries were compared, the age adjusted incidence rates in Telangana were higher in both male and female children.
Conclusion: The results of the present study reveals that the cancer incidence among male children is more in Telangana compared to their female counter parts.