Doctors and Researchers Warn of Rising Cancer Rates in the South
|October 27, 2013||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
Revealed doctors and researchers, about the “significant increase” in the morbidity of cancer in the southern region of Iraq, and indicated that “one of the most dangerous three diseases leading to death” in the region, but they pointed out that this rise “is not the size that Tholh some of the media.”
The head of the Department of Health of Dhi Qar, Dr. Saadi Al Majid in an interview (range Press), on the sidelines of (the Nasiriyah conference International Medical III) which was organized by the Department of Health of Dhi Qar, the Hall foyer Municipality Nasiriyah, the center of Nasiriyah, “was launched today (yesterday) Business Medical Conference The third partnership between the Department of Health of Dhi Qar, and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Dhi Qar, and the participation of researchers from five countries are the United States, India, Turkey, Iran and Denmark.”
Said Majid that “Share this scientific personnel in the conference, which continues over the day laborers (23 and 24 of the current month) could give scientific support large health institutions, “adding that” the Department of Health is working within the future plans to contract with a number of medical personnel of foreign participation in the conference to work in the health institutions in the province.”
For his part, revealed researcher Dr. Imran sugar Habib, from through research presented at the conference, attended by (long-Presse), for “a significant increase in the incidence of diseases, cancer,” noting that “cancer is one of the most dangerous three diseases leading to death in the southern region.”
And Habib added that “the health institutions and hospitals in the region South recorded a remarkable increase in cancer rates compared with twenty years earlier, “adding,” but this rise is not the size you Alarmed some of the media.”
And called Habib doctors working in the field of treatment of cancer to “work as a team medical and one to be able to achieve the successes and results best in their work, “asserting that” Patients need to make more of a joint effort and a work in progress and that what is being presented now, although its quality is not enough.”
The Iraqi Ministry of Health confirmed, in (September 6, 2013), that Iraq “is still stable between Less States “in terms of injuries cancer, and warned against specialists of” doubled injury rate to double over the next decade, “revealed to the Committee on Health Parliamentary about” start processing centers cancer treatments are expensive were not previously available. “
The Department of Health Basra revealed, in ( August 15, 2013), the existence of 70 infected with cancer per 100 thousand inhabitants, and children represent 12% of the percentage declared, referring to the allocation of 10 billion dinars for the provision of medicines needed to fight the disease.
Noteworthy that the report prepared by (Pace Group) or a group of peace Dutch, and seen it (the long-Presse), in (the seventh of May, 2013), between U.S. forces and allied used about 400 tons of depleted uranium weapons against military and civilian targets widely, particularly in the areas south and central Iraq, in the wars of 1991 and 2003, stressing that its effects was more than a hundred times than those caused by the disaster, radiation leakage from the reactor, “Chernobyl” time of the former Soviet Union, and that exacerbates the danger of these weapons radioactive is the weakness of Iraq’s ability to deal with them and the failure of international, especially American and British in this regard, and that Iraq needs about $30 million to clean more than 300 contaminated sites.
And depleted uranium is a radioactive substance toxic, in the form of metal solid heavy produces remnants of the nuclear power industry and is used in weapons for its hardness high, which can penetrate body armor, but it leads to pollution of the environment with radiation causes many diseases among the civilian population. Iraqi doctors were confirmed to increase the incidence of cancer and birth defects where the World Health Organization conducted an investigation in this matter with the Iraqi Ministry of Health.
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