Volume : VII, Issue : I, January - 2017

Evaluation of socio�demographic profile of patients with cervical cancer at regional cancer centre in manipur

T. Dhaneshor Sharma, Neeta Sinam, Th. Tomcha Singh, Rk. Praneshwari Devi, S. Rajesh Sharma, Arindam Bhaumik, Ronald Regan Kharbuli

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 Background: Increasing incidence of cervical cancer has been a major health problem for women in India. Knowledge of sociodemographic profile of patients with cervical cancer in North–East India may help in planning prevention, screening and early detection health programme of cervical cancer in this region. Methods: ?is is a descriptive study on 200 case series of cervical cancer who were registered at Regional cancer centre in Manipur during the period from January, 2013 to December, 2015.?e data were analyzed using SPSS– 15 and results were presented in percentage and simple frequency. Result: Majority (55.5%) of the patients were in the age group of 40 and 59 years. ?e commonest presenting symptoms were abnormal vaginal bleeding (50.0%) and the proliferative growth was the commonest primary lesion type (50.0%). ?e commonest histopathology observed was squamous cell carcinoma(95.0%).Majority of the patients were in stage III(39.5%),smokers(42.0%) and had history of chewing betel quid(33.0%).120 patients( 60%) were from rural areas ,130 patients (65%) were illiterate,100 patients(50.0%) belonged to Class III socio–economic status and 126 patients (63.0%)were Hindus. Maximum numbers of patients were housewives (90.0%), married before the age of 20years (65.0%), had parity of 3–6(81.5%) and had history of abortion (40.0%).Fourteen patients (7.0%) had co–morbidities; Hypertension (3.5%), Diabetes (2.0%) and Pulmonary tuberculosis (1.5%). Conclusion: By improving the awareness regarding the risk factors, socio–demographic factors and symptoms of this leading cancer, any further increased incidence and delay in treatment could be minimized in this region.

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T.Dhaneshor Sharma, Neeta Sinam, Th.Tomcha Singh, Rk.Praneshwari Devi, S.Rajesh Sharma, Arindam Bhaumik, Ronald Regan Kharbuli, Evaluation of socio�demographic profile of patients with cervical cancer at regional cancer centre in manipur, Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 7 | Issue : 1 | JANUARY 2017


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