Cancer Statistics

Running under the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT), the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), Pakistan, has a computerised cancer registry that is a data system created for the collection, maintenance, and analysis of specific data on patients registered at the hospital. Since the hospital in Lahore opened its doors in December 1994, there has been a functioning hospital-based cancer registry. The Registry compiles annual cancer statistics by sex, age, region, topography, morphology, stage, grade, etc. The disorders were classified using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, from December 1994 to December 2003. The International Classification of Disease for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3) was adopted by the Registry in January 2004 to code cancer cases. To code cases of cancer and non-cancer in depth, the Registry introduced the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) in 2013.

Patients in this report include those registered at the centres affiliated with the SKMT and accessioned into the computerised cancer registry within the hospital information system in Lahore. iacr


A total of 127,929 neoplasms, of which 8,443 were benign and 119,486 were malignant, were reported at the SKMT centres during the past 28 years. Male and female distributions were found to be 46.9% and 53.1%, respectively. Approximately 90.3% of tumours were registered among adults, compared to 8.7% in children. Breast cancer, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and lip/oral cavity cancers were the top three cancers across all age groups, both sexes combined; among adult females, cancers of the breast, ovarian, and uterine adnexa; among adult males, prostate, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and lip/oral cavity cancers; and in children, Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In adults, regardless of sex, malignant neoplasms of the breast, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and lip/oral cavity were established as the leading malignancies.

A total of 8,284 neoplasms, of which 903 were benign and 7,381 were malignant, were added to the registry database in 2022. 159 (2.2%) of the 7,381 malignant cases were non-analytic, making up 7,222 (97.8%) of the total. Breast, colon, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and Hodgkin lymphoma were the top three cancers in all age ranges, both sexes combined. The most common cancers in adult men were cancers of the colon/rectum/anal canal/anus, prostate, and lip/oral cavity, whereas the most common malignancies in adult females were those of the breast, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus, and oesophagus. The most frequent cancers in children were non-Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and Hodgkin lymphoma.

According to the Facility Oncology Revised Data Standards (FORDS) Revised for 2016, Class of Case codes 00, 10, 11, 12, and 20 are considered analytical cases, but codes 30-33 are not. Analytical cases are included in treatment and survival analysis in the context of cancer registration, but non-analytical patients are often excluded from standard treatment or survival statistics.
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