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SOLER SANTANA, Raxsy; SOLER SANTANA, Ángel Luis; CARBONELL GARCIA, Isabel Cristina and BROSSARD CISNERO, Marlenis. Mortality due to malignancies in Santiago de Cuba province during 2010. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.11, pp. 1510-1516. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study on mortality due to cancer in Santiago de Cuba province during 2010 was carried out, taking into account 1 819 deceased at a rate of 173,9 every 100 000 inhabitants. This rate increased compared to the previous year with a male mortality predominance of elderly aged 75 and over, as well as mortality in Mella and II Frente municipalities. Most common malignancies in women were detected in lungs, breast, and colon; while in men, they were preponderantly diagnosed in prostate, lungs, and colon. For this reason, it is recommendable addressing and planning health actions according to the stratified mortality risk in each municipality of this province.
Keywords : malignancy; mortality due to cancer; health statistics.