Authors : Pramod Bhatta.

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 Volume 3 Issue 7

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Cancer is a group of diseases which can grow in any part of body and still no definite cause is known. Primary focus of the study was to explore the prevalence of cancers in females of Terai region of Nepal. The study was conducted in BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan and adapted quantitative research design. The data was collected from randomly selected 800 hospital cancer patients from year 2009 to 2013. The study was non experimental, descriptive, exploratory and crosssectional research design. Findings suggested that by occupation lung cancer was highest followed by colon/colorectal, gastric, breast, oral/head and neck, cervix/uterus, other cancer and liver/gall bladder/pancreas cancers respectively among household people. Cancer prevalence was high among 41 and above age group. Cancer was more prevalent in Janajati (Ethnic community) and female of the region suffered with cervix uterus, breast, oral, head and neck cancers. Awareness program and further investigations required to lower cancer prevalence among females of this region.
Keywords:- Cancer types, Terai region, Females, Nepal.