Asian oesophageal cancer belt

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Asian oesophageal cancer belt

A popular term for a region of Central Asia, which extends from the Caspian littoral region in Iran to the northern provinces of China, with a very high (110/105 male, 184/105 female) incidence of oesophageal cancer.

In contrast, the US prevalence of oesophageal carcinoma ranges from 1.2/105  (white women) to 15.6/105 (black men).
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