Impact of diagnosis delay on the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Impact of diagnosis delay on the prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer

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Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro

INIBIC ยท Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Researh Group, Spain

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Abstract :

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality and morbidity worldwide. The relationship between the diagnostic delay and the results observed in patients with this type of cancer is currently unclear. The aim of this study is to determine if the time from the first symptom to diagnosis modifies the survival of patients with colon and rectal cancer and its influence on the prognosis. Methods: This is a prospective follow-up observational study with n = 1945 incident cases of colon and rectal cancer, diagnosed during the 2006-2013 period. The diagnostic delay was defined as the time from onset of first CRC symptoms to date of diagnosis, symptoms-to-diagnosis interval (SDI). SDI cut points were established by quartiles. Results : A total of 1945 incident colorectal cancer patients were recruited with the mean age at diagnosis was 70.4±11.3 years and a slight male predominance (59.9%). 10.1% of the patients had family history of cancer and 7.7% were detected by screening or casual finding. Conclusions : Shorter times between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis were associated with reduced survival, both in tumors located in the colon and rectum.

Biography :

Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro working in INIBIC · Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Researh Group in Spain.

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