Determination of Some Trace Element Levels in Iraqi Male patients with Colorectal Cancer

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Rana K. Mohammed
Salah M. Fezea

Abstract

   Alterations of trace element concentrations adversely affect biological processes and could promote carcinogenesis. Trace element deficiency or excess is implicated in the development or progression of some cancers like colorectal cancer. The aim of the present study was to compare the serum copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) concentrations in patients with colorectal cancer from Iraqi male patient with those of healthy subjects. During the period of March 2015 until august 2015, a total of 25 patients with metastatic colon cancer and 20 healthy volunteers were enrolled from the Al-Kadhimia Teaching Hospital after the diagnosis using a histopathological examination for the malignant tumor; their age was between (38-60) years. Higher levels of Cu, Zn, and Cu /Zn ratio were seen in male patients with colorectal cancer compared to healthy subject's .In Conclusions: According to our findings there was a significant difference in trace elements between healthy subjects and colorectal cancer patients. 

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Mohammed, R. K., & Fezea, S. M. (2017). Determination of Some Trace Element Levels in Iraqi Male patients with Colorectal Cancer. Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Sciences, 29(2), 254–261. Retrieved from https://jih.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/114
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Chemistry