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Cancer

Question
Posted by: | 2020/02/19

Q.

What type of cancer only has about 14 cases total?

I have a friend who has this cancer, but I cannot remember what it is called. I want to do more research on it.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2020/02/25

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your question. The latest cancer statistics available for South Africa are those of 2014. It is a pathology-based Cancer Registry, meaning that only cancer cases that were confirmed by means of a biopsy report from a pathology laboratory are included in the Registry.

According to the 2014 Cancer Registry there is not a single cancer with only about 14 cases in total.

The cancers with the lowest number of cases for 2014 are:

Cancer of the Gum = 44 cases

Endocrine Cancers = 45 cases

(MCH).

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