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Cancer in Santiago Island, Cape Verde: data from the Hospital Agostinho Neto Cancer Registry (2017–2018)

18 Dec 2019
Elizeu Teixeira Silva, Hirondina Borges Spencer, Victor Costa, Ana Filipa Gonçalves, Clara Castro, Maria José Bento, Carla Barbosa, Lúcio Lara Santos

This report describes the cancer cases that occurred between 2017 and 2018 in Santiago Island, Cape Verde, according to the Hospital Agostinho Neto Cancer Registry. The five most common cancers were prostate, breast, stomach, cervix and oesophageal in order of frequency. There are no national data. Therefore, it is essential to create the conditions for the establishment of Cape Verde’s population-based cancer registry as quickly as possible.

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