Introduction Prostate cancer is very common and while the incident rate is rising quickly, in many countries the mortality rate has started to fall Urological cancers comprise approximately one third of all cancers diagnosed in men worldwide, and prostate cancer is the commonest of these. The global burden of prostate cancer rose from 200 000 new cases each year in 1975 to reach an estimated 700 000 new cases in 2002. In Algeria, in 2002 prostate cancer was the eleventh most common cancer in men. Our study aimed for adjusting prostate cancer incidence trends over the longest period available 1987–2007 in Setif for the effect of age, sex, and period of diagnosis and the geographical distribution.
Material and Method Incidence datas were collected in the period 1987-2007 from the population-based cancer registry of Setif, the software used is the Can Reg 4.
Results In Setif, Prostate cancer ranked second among male population. Incidence was highest among men 80–82 age group (51.7%) followed by men in 60–64 (30%) and 75–79 (16.3%) age group.
Conclusion It represents 9.4% of all cancers reported in Setif. The results suggest that the prostate cancer ranked second among male population and the age-adjusted incidence rate increased quickly during these 2 decades.
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