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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 372-377

Sociodemographic features of cancer patients registered at a single rural cancer hospital in Western India


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Kolhapur Cancer Centre, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Kolhapur Cancer Centre, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
3 Kolhapur Cancer Centre, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prasad Kashinath Tanawade
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kolhapur Cancer Centre, Gokul Shirgaon, Kolhapur - 416 234, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_227_19

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Aim: The aim of the study was to know the sociodemographic features of cancer patients registered at a rural cancer hospital in Western India. Materials and Methods: The demographic and clinical data were extracted from the medical records of the newly registered patients at the cancer center in the calendar year 2018. Results: A total of 2813 new patients were registered who were confirmed to have a malignancy. The median age was 59 years for males and 55 years for females. Mouth, tongue, esophagus, hypopharynx, and lung were the leading five sites in men, whereas breast, cervix, ovary, mouth, and esophagus were the leading five sites in women. The proportion of cancer patients above the age of 65 years at the center was more than the other neighboring hospital-based cancer registries. The proportion of tobacco consumption in female patients was found to be higher.


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