Clinicopathological Properties of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the South-West of Turkey
Cancer Research Journal
Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2013, Pages: 15-19
Received: Jun. 27, 2013; Published: Aug. 10, 2013
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Erdal Kurtoğlu, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Department of Hematology, Antalya, Turkey
Mustafa Yıldırım, Ministry of Health Batman Regional Government Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, Batman, Turkey
Hülya Karakılınç, Antalya Provincial Health Directorate, Cancer Registration Center, Antalya, Turkey
Mustafa Yıldız, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, Antalya, Turkey
Sevil Göktaş, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology, Antalya, Turkey
Dinç Süren, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Antalya, Turkey
Vildan Kaya, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Isparta
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Objective: Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas, which have numerous histological subgroups, entail various biological behaviour, clinical properties and epidemiological differences. Incidence of histological subtypes can vary according to geographical locations. In this article, we will discuss clinicopathological properties of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma patients in Antalya, which is located in the south-west of Turkey. Material and Method: This study used the data from 1994 to 2010 on the patients from the data bank of Turkish Ministry of Health, Antalya Provincial Health Directorate, Cancer Registration Center. Results: The study covered a total of 1521 patients, including 899 (59.1%) male and 622 (40.9%) female patients. One-hundred thirty (8.6%) of the patients were under the age of 20, 911 (60%) were aged between 20-65, and 477 (31.4%) were above the age of 65. Cellular origins of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas were evaluated in 1518 patients. B-cell originated Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma was identified as the most common with 86.4% (Table 1). We also revealed that T-cell originated Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas were more common under the age of 20. Conclusions: Clinicopathologic properties of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas vary across countries as well as across regions in a country. We believe that such differences should be taken into account in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients.
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, South-west Turkey, Pathologic Processes
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Erdal Kurtoğlu, Mustafa Yıldırım, Hülya Karakılınç, Mustafa Yıldız, Sevil Göktaş, Dinç Süren, Vildan Kaya, Clinicopathological Properties of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas in the South-West of Turkey, Cancer Research Journal. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, pp. 15-19. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20130102.11
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