Incidence of Leukemia in the Northwest of Iran

Saeed Dastgiri, Shahla Fozounkhah, Somaiie Shokrgozar, Mansooreh Taghavinia & Atabak Asvadi Kermani
Background: Leukemia is cancer of the blood or bone marrow, characterized by an unusual increase in white blood cells. It is the sixth most common malignancy in the country in both males and females. The aim of this study was to document some epidemiological features of leukemia in the Northwest of Iran. Methods: The study subjects (n=669, including 377 males and 292 females) comprised all leukemia cases registered/notified to the clinical and pathology centers of...