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Oncology Centre admits 480 new patients in ’18

More than 5,300 cancer patients are receiving treatment in the Oncology Centre at Lefkoşa State Hospital, including 480 new cases admitted last year alone, it was disclosed last week.

Oncology Centre admits 480 new patients in ’18

The figures, released by the Health Ministry to mark last Monday’s World Cancer Day, reflect the prevalence of the disease, particularly among those over the age of 50.

However paediatric oncologist and haematologist Dilek Birgen said there was no perceptible rise in cases among children, of whom 76 are currently registered with the unit as patients.

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