Tehran, Sept 13, IRNA - Cancer is the third most common cause of death in Iran, announced the head of Iran Society of Radiotherapy Oncology (ISRO
Mohammad Reza Qavam Nasiri made the statement at a news conference on Thursday to elaborate on the upcoming 9th Annual Clinical Oncology Congress in Tehran. He added that skin, prostate and stomach cancer are more prevalent among men while breast cancer afflicts more women than any other cancer in Iran, according to Saturday's edition of 'Iran Daily'
Leukemia, he added, ranks first among cancers affecting children. The leading causes of the disease can be attributed to lead in petroleum, particulate matters, air pollution and cell phone radiation
Cancer, he said, takes about 30,000 lives in the country each year whereas, based on global figures, the number of people suffering from cancer will stand at around 20 million people by 2020. “The number of people with tumor is also increasing worldwide”
On Monday morning, poisonous chemical gases with unknown origin reportedly hit school children and people alike in Zahedan’s suburban outskirts.
The city’s governor issued a statement announcing that the morning and evening schools are closed, “since the chemical gases still are on the air and threaten other school children.”
Head of province’s Disaster Management Office Reza Arbabi has told Mehr News the night before that the region was detoxified; however, the disgusting odor of the chemicals still harmed the people’s sense of smell in northern parts of the province, inciting dissatisfaction toward the conditions.
Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA - The prevalence of lung cancer in Tehran is greater than in other Iranian cities, observed Dr. Mohammad Reza Qavam Nassiri, head of Iran Society of Radiotherapy Oncology
In an exclusive interview with 'Iran Daily' published Thursday, Nassiri noted that the high lung cancer rate in the capital is due to air pollution and smoking
Also, the air in Tehran contains a high quantity of lead due to poor combustion and inferior and substandard gasoline. Breathing in such air will increase the likelihood of respiratory disorders and cancers
Tehran, Oct 14, IRNA - About 60,000 people in Iran are estimated to have multiple sclerosis (MS), with Isfahan and Tehran having the largest population of MS patients, said Dr. Hamid Reza Torabi, executive secretary of the 11th International Congress on MS, which is slated for October
Torabi, who is also a member of the Scientific Committee of MS, added that between 21,000 and 23,000 patients are afflicted with MS in Tehran
There is no precise figure about the prevalence rate of the disease, but it is estimated that about 53 out of every 100,000 people suffer from MS,he said, adding that the figure increases to 100 individuals per 100,000 in Isfahan
Air pollution and use of narcotics are the main challenges facing the health sector of Iran