Cancer cases in Basra:

By Paul Eedle

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Dr Ali's examples of increases in cancer cases. Overall, he says he treated about 800 patients in 1997 compared with 100 to 120 a year before the Gulf War of 1991. His clinic accounts for about half of all cancer cases in the Basra area.

                          1991    1997

Breast cancer               50     240
Acute leukemia               7      60
Lymphoma                    15     115
Ovarian cancer               2      22

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