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Turkish Journal of Cancer
1993, Volume 23, Number 2, Page(s) 59-67
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Evaluation of prognostic factors with respect to survival of colorectal cancer patients
ÖZGÜR ÖZYILKAN1, ESİN ÖZYILKAN2, AYŞE KARS1, ERGUN KARAAGAOGLU3, GONCA TATAR2, İBRAHİM BARIŞTA1, GÜLTEN TEKUZMAN1, EŞMEN BALTALI1, DİNÇER FIRAT1
1Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology; 3Department of Biostatistics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara-Turkey

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of death in oncology. In the present study, colorectal cancer patients were analyzed to determine the prognostic factors. Two hundred and twenty patients were included in this report. Survivals were analyzed with reference to age group, sex, smoking habits, first symptom, and stage of the tumor. Survival curves have been constructed using the log-rank test. We found that there was no correlation between the sex, age, and smoking habits and survival. The median survival of patients presented with rectal bleeding was significantly longer than patients without rectal bleeding (p <0.05). The median survival of patients admitted to the hospital due to classic symptoms of obstruction were significantly shorter than patients without occlusive symptoms (p<0.05). The survival of patients in distant stage was found to be shorter than patients who were in localized or regional stages (p<0.0 1).

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