This study considers the prevalence of early bleeding in a series of 173 cases of endometrial cancer, with particular reference to the lag time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis. The length of this interval is examined in the light of patients' and tumor characteristics. Findings show a general delay in endometrial cancer diagnosis in the population studied. In addition there was a significant trend towards worsening of the tumor stage, depth of myometrial invasion and histological differentiation with increasing delay, thus underlining the need for more care in detection of endometrial cancer.

Delayed diagnosis of endometrial cancer in Italy / S. Franceschi, C. La Vecchia, G. Gallus, A. Decarli, E. Colombo, C. Mangioni, G. Tognoni. - In: CANCER. - ISSN 0008-543X. - 51:6(1983 Mar 15), pp. 1176-1178. [10.1002/1097-0142(19830315)51:6<1176::AID-CNCR2820510634>3.0.CO;2-O]

Delayed diagnosis of endometrial cancer in Italy

C. La Vecchia;A. Decarli;
1983-03-15

Abstract

This study considers the prevalence of early bleeding in a series of 173 cases of endometrial cancer, with particular reference to the lag time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis. The length of this interval is examined in the light of patients' and tumor characteristics. Findings show a general delay in endometrial cancer diagnosis in the population studied. In addition there was a significant trend towards worsening of the tumor stage, depth of myometrial invasion and histological differentiation with increasing delay, thus underlining the need for more care in detection of endometrial cancer.
Neoplasm Staging; Uterine Hemorrhage; Epidemiologic Methods; Humans; Prognosis; Aged; Italy; Perception; Uterine Neoplasms; Middle Aged; Adenocarcinoma; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Time Factors; Female
Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica
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