CANCER, Volume 44, Number 5: Pages 1875-1878,
November 1979.

Cancer of the genital tract among the Ibo women in Nigeria.

Megafu U.

An analysis of female genital tract cancer among the Ibos of Nigeria has proven to be preponderantly cervical cancer. It is therefore obvious that the practice of ritual circumcision among the Ibo men does not protect the women from cervical cancer. The most important etiological factors contributing to cervical cancer among the Ibo women are early marriage, early age of coitus, and grand multiparity. Corpus cancer is relatively rare among the Ibo women.

PMID: 498054 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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