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Table 2 Common types of registered new cancer cases by gender and age in Malawi: 2007-2010

From: Burden of cancer in Malawi; common types, incidence and trends: National population-based cancer registry

Cancer type Males Females Both sexes Children under 15 years old Adults aged 15-59 years Elderly aged 60 years or more
  % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Lung 0.2 (19) 0.1 (14) 0.2 (33) - - 0.1 (19) 0.3 (10)
Breast 0.3 (26) 4.6 (480) 2.7 (506) - - 2.6 (357) 3.7 (109)
Kidney 0.4 (34) 0.4 (41) 0.4 (75) 4.5 (58) 0.1 (13) 0.2 (6)
Penis 1.4 (117) - - 0.6 (117) - - 0.6 (80) 0.9 (26)
Liver 1.5 (121) 0.7 (70) 1.0 (191) 1.5 (19) 0.9 (124) 1.2 (36)
Ovary - - 0.9 (99) 0.5 (99) - - 0.5 (72) 0.5 (15)
Bone 1.6 (129) 1.2 (123) 1.3 (252) 2.2 (28) 1.3 (174) 1.0 (29)
Stomach, intestine, rectum, anus 1.8 (147) 1.4 (152) 1.6 (299) - - 1.3 (179) 4.1 (121)
Eye 2.7 (225) 2.5 (266) 2.6 (491) 7.3 (94) 2.6 (352) 1.0 (30)
Urinary bladder 3.7 (308) 2.2 (232) 2.9 (540) 0.5 (7) 2.2 (300) 5.1 (149)
Prostate 4.0 (332) - - 1.8 (332) - - 0.5 (70) 7.7 (226)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 7.8 (649) 4.1 (427) 5.7 (1,076) 56.4 (722) 2.1 (289) 1.3 (37)
Oesophagus 16.9 (1,406) 8.2 (862) 12.0 (2,268) - - 9.4 (1,286) 28.7 (838)
Cervix - - 45.4 (4,787) 25.4 (4,787) - - 28.3 (3,869) 24.0 (701)
Kaposi sarcoma 50.7 (4,213) 21.1 (2,225) 34.1 (6,438) 15.0 (192) 41.3 (5,642) 10.0 (291)
Others 7.1 (588) 7.2 (763) 7.2 (1,351) 12.5 (160) 6.1 (834) 10.2 (297)
Total 100.0 (8,314) 100.0 (10,541) 100.0 (18,855) 100.0 (1,280) 100.0 13,660 100.0 (2,921)
  1. n = number of cancer cases in the group,% = percentage