S. Rifai 1, Eva Sypniewska 1, Mabrouka M. Legnain 1, M.N. Hoda 2
1-Department of Obstetric and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J. 2-Department of pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 1. January 1984: 49-53
The incidence of cervical cancer in the Ben ghazi area was found to be 8:100,000 women per year in 1982/1983. Comparison with incidence in other countries has been discussed. The relative risk of the disease in our population is discussed in relation to early marriage, parity, and lack of screening,’ which are likely to be of practical value in defining selective screening policies. 71 % of our patients who developed invasive carcinoma were discovered at stage II A or more. These findings emphasize the need for widespread cytological and histological examination to all women to detect cervical neoplasia at the early stages. Although the number of screened women this year has tripled, this accounts only for 2.5% of the total population.
Keywords: Incidence of Cancer Cervix in the Benghazi Area