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dc.contributor.authorWabinga, H,
dc.contributor.authorRamanakumar, A V,
dc.contributor.authorBanura, C
dc.contributor.authorLuwaga, A
dc.contributor.authorNambooze, S
dc.contributor.authorParkin, D M
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-13T11:18:10Z
dc.date.available2022-01-13T11:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2003-07-07
dc.identifier.citationWabinga H, Ramanakumar AV, Banura C, Luwaga A, Nambooze S, Parkin DM. Survival of cervix cancer patients in Kampala, Uganda: 1995-1997. Br J Cancer. 2003 Jul 7;89(1):65-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6601034. PMID: 12838301; PMCID: PMC2394214.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1252
dc.description.abstractAbstract The survival experience of 261 patients with cancer of the cervix registered by the Kampala population-based cancer registry, Uganda, in 1995-1997, is described. Vital status of the subjects was established by active methods including a search of hospital records and house visits. Of the 261 cases, 82 (31.4%) were dead and 105 (40.2%) were alive at the closing date of 31 December 1999; the remaining 74 cases (28.4%) were lost during the follow-up period. Overall observed and relative survival at 3 years was 52.4 and 59.9%, respectively. Of these cases, one-quarter (63) had been treated in the radiotherapy department. These cases had better survival (82.6%) than nontreated patients (78.5%) after 1 year of follow-up, but there was no difference at 3 years. HIV status was not significantly related to prognosis. Stage is an important determinant of survival: cases with distant metastasis had a risk of death some three times that of patients with localised disease. Early detection and prompt treatment should improve overall survival from cervix cancer, in the African context.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publishermpgen_US
dc.subjectCervix,en_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectcervix canceren_US
dc.titleSurvival of cervix cancer patients in Kampala, Uganda: 1995-1997en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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