Survival analysis of head and neck cancer: Results from a hospital basedcancer registry in southern Karnataka

Saxena, Prakash P U and Unnikrishnan, B and Rathi, Priya and Kotian, Himani (2019) Survival analysis of head and neck cancer: Results from a hospital basedcancer registry in southern Karnataka. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, 7 (3). pp. 346-350. ISSN 2213-3984

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Abstract

Cancer is a major burden of disease worldwide. Each year, millionsof people are diagnosed with cancer around the world, and more thanhalf of the patients eventually die from it.1In many countries, cancerranks as the second most common cause of death following cardio-vascular diseases, particularly in developing countries. With significantadvances with respect to treatment and prevention of cardiovasculardiseases, Cancer has or will soon become the number one killer in manyparts of the world. According to the International Agency for Researchon Cancer (IARC), a World Health Organization entity, India had 1.8million people living with cancer (withinfive years of diagnosis) in2012. During that year, about a million new cases were recorded, whileabout 6, 83,000 deaths due to cancer were registered and 32.6 millionpeople were alive afterfive years of their diagnosis.2–4Five year sur-vival among head and neck cancer patients in developed countriesranged between 0.3% and 12.6%, whereas in developing country itranged between 1% and 4.7%.A study from Mumbai showed a 5 years'survival range between 25% for cancer tongue to 74% for lip.5,

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer registry Kaplan Meier method Survival time TNM staging
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radiotherapy and Oncology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 11:27
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 11:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154719

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