Department of General Surgery (GI&HBP), Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Karachi, Pakistan
Do younger patients with colorectal cancer presents with more advanced disease at initial presentation?
Author(s): M. Shadab Khan*, Asma Sarfaraz, Ramna Nadeem, Bushra Shirazi and Abdaal Waseem Khan
Introduction: Colorectal cancer the second most lethal malignancy widely considered a disease that affects people after the 4th decade of life but an interesting change in trend is observed and it was found that colorectal cancer rate has been increasing in young patients living under their 4th decade. These patients even present with more advanced diseases and generally have a poor overall prognosis compared to the older patients. Materials and methods: Colorectal cancer patients presented in Sindh Institute of urology and transplantation’s Oncology center from January 2011 till December 2020 were reviewed retrospectively. For data analysis, all patients were divided into two groups, Group A young age population (age between 18-50 years) Group B old age population (age 51 years and onward). Subgroup analysis of t.. Read More»