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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Socio-demographic characteristics of cancer patients: Hospital based cancer registry in a tertiary care hospital of India

1 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital Sec 32, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Radiotherapy, Government Medical College and Hospital Sec 32, Chandigarh, India
3 School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital Sec 32, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.134593

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Aim: To determine the socio-demographic characteristics of cancer patients. Materials and Methods: Review of the Cancer registry, and patient interview. Information on socio-demographic profile, medical history, family history and previous treatment, if any, was retrieved from the patient. If the patient couldn't be contacted then information was taken from pathology/radiotherapy or medical records department. Results: A total of 684 patients participated in the study. More than 40% of males and 53.7% of females were illiterate, P < 0.05. The majority (33.5%) of participants were of low socioeconomic status. The most frequently reported cancer (ca) in males it was ca lung (40.9) and ca oesophagus (9.8). In females most common cancer were ca breast (23.9) followed by ca cervix (11.7).


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