Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate all cancer cases reported in 2008 in Hatay district.
Materials and methods: Data of 465 cancer patients were collected by Hatay Cancer Early Diagnosis and Screening Centre between January 1-December 31, 2008 and evaluated.
Results: Totally 465 cancer cases were collected from centre of Hatay and districts. 48,8% of these cases (227 cases) were female patients, 51,2% (238 cases) were male. The most frequently encountered cancers were skin (27,7%) and breast cancers (14,7%) when evaluated in terms of the incidence of cases.
Conclusion: Due to cancer screening studies becoming widespread in the community, cases with cancer can be determined in the early stage, also studies intended for etiology and preventive medicine gradually increase. Skin and breast cancers are common in Hatay. Therefore, further studies on etiology and preventive measures for cancer are needed.