Cancer in Papua New Guinea.

National Cancer Institute monograph

PubMedID: 537633

Henderson BE, Aiken GH. Cancer in Papua New Guinea. Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1979;(53):67-72.
Among the Melanesian population of Papua New Guinea, cancer of the oral cavity associated with betel nut chewing is the most commonly reported. Liver cancer is also common and is closely associated with chronic hepatitis-B infection. Burkitt's lymphoma occurs along coastal areas with a high rainfall and intense malaria transmission. The descriptive epidemiology of other cancers in Papua New Guinea is also discussed.