|Title:||Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of lung cancer cases in Qatar|
|Abstract:||This study documents for the first time the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of lung cancer cases in Qatar from 1998 to 2005. The age-standardized incidence rate was higher than that in many other Gulf countries: 8.95 per 100 000 [15.2 per 100 000 for males; 3.95 per 100 000 for females]. Mean age at diagnosis was 57.5 years. Most patients were current smokers or ex-smokers at the time of diagnosis [82.5%]. Unlike other Gulf countries, adenocarcinoma was the predominant type in both Qatari nationals and expatriates [43.9% of lung cancer types]. Many cases were in an advanced stage at diagnosis [64.2% at stage IV]. Incomplete information was available on mortality rate due to the migration of expatriates|
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