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Table 12 Cancer Key Findings

From: Systematic review on chronic non-communicable disease in disaster settings

EMRO region with predominant focus among published studies
No studies addressed palliative care
Cancer predominant cause of mortality, second only to CVD in cases, and prevalence is increasing
Breast cancer, lung cancer, bladder cancer leading contributors with tobacco use as key underlying target; brain cancer and head/ neck cancer also cited
Gender disparity in cervical cancer incidence observed; associated with migratory nature of partners during conflict
Scant studies on cancer focused on refugees or internally displaced persons, rather focused on host population
Divergence in epidemiology of cancer among refugees as compared to host population where assessed
Refugee status and cost of care confer additional challenges for cancer care in these settings