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Case Fatality Rate of Colorectal Cancer in Nineveh

1Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nineveh

2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nineveh

3Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Mosul


American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 5, 198-200
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-7-5-3
Copyright © 2019 Science and Education Publishing

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Moayad Aziz Alabdaly, Faris Mahmode Lolan, Salah Ali Mahmood Al Ashow. Case Fatality Rate of Colorectal Cancer in Nineveh. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2019; 7(5):198-200. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-7-5-3.

Correspondence to: Moayad  Aziz Alabdaly, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nineveh. Email: alabddaaly@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second in women, according to the latest GLOBOCAN worldwide estimation, and the second most common cause of death. Aim of the study: This study aims to investigate the case fatality rates of colorectal cancer, according to the age, sex and stage of the cancer in Nineveh. Method: This was a retrospective study, conducted among patients at the Mosul Cancer Registry center. Chi-square test for independence was used to study the relationship between age groups, sex and stage of extension variables and some results. Results: about half of people (50.3%) die, is of 55-69 year of age, there good association of age and stage variables with the case fatality rates of cancer, with a p value ≤ 0.05, the result is significant, except for sex. Conclusions: The result of this study indicates that the case fatality rate of patients with colorectal cancer in Nineveh was between developed and developing countries. The case fatality rate of colorectal cancer in men was not significantly differ than women, older patients had a higher case fatality rate compared to younger patients and the case fatality rate by tumor stage was lesser in the localized stage than other stages of the cancer.

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