oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The cases of cancer seen at a Botswana hospital 1968-1972

Volume 21, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A report is given on the cases of cancer seen at Princess Marina Hospital, Gaberone, Botswana in the years 1968 to 1972 inclusive. In all, 193 cases were seen, not all diagnosed on histological grounds. The commonest malignancies seen were those of the cervix and oesophagus, representing 16,6 per cent. and 16 per cent. respectively of the total. No cases of colonic or rectal cancer were seen. I t is probable that these figures represent an underestimation of the incidence of cancer in Botswana.

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