Incidence and Mortality Rates of Cancer in Mae Hong Son Province


  • Thossaphol Ditsiri Mae Hong Son Provincial Public Health Office
  • Patumrat Sripan Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University
  • Sombat Dulyarat Mae Hong Son Provincial Public Health Office
  • Karnchana Daoprasert Cancer Registry Unit, Lampang Cancer Hospital
  • Donsuk Pongnikorn Vejjarak Lampang Hospital


Incidence rate, mortality rate, cancer, cancer registry, Mae Hong Son province


Background and objective: The population-based cancer registries (PBCR) are useful for cancer monitoring and surveillance. The study on incidence patterns from the latest period 2018-2020 could help to understand the current situation and burden of cancer in the study area. This study aimed to describe the patterns of cancer incidence and mortality in Mae Hong Son Province.

Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective decriptive study. We analyzed the incidence and mortality rates of cancer using data from the Mae Hong Son cancer registry in the period of 2018-2020. The age-standardized rates of incidence (ASIR)  and mortality (ASMR) with a unit per 100,000 population were calculated.

Results: The incidence rates were 214.8 and 211.1 per 100,000 person-years and the mortality rates were 108.5 and 72.2 per 100,000 person-years in males and females, respectively. The most common cancers were liver and bile duct cancer in males, and breast cancer in females. The most leading cancer causes of death were liver and bile duct cancer in males and trachea, bronchus and lung cancer in females.

Conclusion: The incidence and mortality rates of lung cancer and liver and bile duct cancers were high in Mae Hong Son province.  Morever, the incidence and mortality rates of some specific types of cancer such as stomach cancer and oral cancer were found higher than in the other provinces in upper North Thailand. 


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Ditsiri T, Sripan P, Dulyarat S, Daoprasert K, Pongnikorn D. Incidence and Mortality Rates of Cancer in Mae Hong Son Province. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 24 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];38(1):87-94. Available from:



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