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Title: Ovarian cancer in Alexandria from 1988 to 1997: trends and survival
Authors: Mahdy, N.H.
Abdel Fattah, M.
Ghanem, H.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: The trend of incidence of ovarian cancer was studied, the 5-year survival rate calculated and prognostic factors for survival determined. Data were collected from the Alexandria Cancer Registry and medical records in various hospitals. A total of 358 cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed from 1988 to 1997. A significant increasing trend in incidence of ovarian cancer from 1.23/100 000 in 1988 to 3.16/100 000 in 1997 was found. The overall 5-year survival rate was 46%. The 5-year survival rates for tumour stages I to IV were 85%, 71%, 41% and 22% respectively, which was statistically significant. Survival rates with poorly differentiated tumours were significantly worse than with moderate or well differentiated tumours
Description: 727-739
Keywords: Survival Rate
Ovarian Neoplasms
Subject: Ovarian Neoplasms
ISSN: 1020-3397
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