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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Title in Portuguese: Influence of educational level, stage, and histological type on survival of oral cancer in a brazilian population : a retrospective study of 10 years observation
Author: Dantas, Thinali Sousa
Silva, Paulo Goberlânio Barros de
Sousa, Eric Fernandes
Cunha, Maria do P. S. S.
Aguiar, Andréa Sílvia Walter de
Costa, Fábio Wildson Gurgel
Mota, Mário Rogério Lima
Alves, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes
Sousa, Fabrício Bitu
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: Medicine (Baltimore)
Keywords: Neoplasias Bucais
Carcinoma de Células Escamosas
Citation: DANTAS, T. S. et al. Influence of educational level, stage, and histological type on survival of oral cancer in a brazilian population : a retrospective study of 10 years observation. Medicine, Baltimore, v. 95, n. 3, p. 1-10, jan. 2016.
Abstract: Abstract: The mortality rate associated with oral cancer is estimated at approximately 12,300 deaths per year, and the survival rate is only 40% to 50% for diagnosed patients and is closely related to the duration of time between disease perception and its diagnosis and treatment. Socioeconomic risk factors are determinants of the incidence and mortality related to oral cancer. We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study of 573 records of patients with oral cancer at Haroldo Juaçaba Hospital – Cancer Institute of Ceará from 2000 to 2009 to evaluate the influence of socioeconomic factors on survival and epidemiological behavior of this neoplasia in a Brazilian population. In this study, patients with oral cancer were males greater than 60 years of age, presented squamous cell carcinoma in the floor of mouth and were characterized by low education levels. A total of 573 lesions were found in oral cavities. Cox proportional hazards regression model showed that the histological type, tumor stage, and low degree of education significantly influenced survival. A lower patient survival rate was correlated with a more advanced stage of disease and a worse prognosis. Squamous cell carcinoma is associated with a higher mortality when compared with other histological types of malign neoplasia.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/18043
ISSN: 0025-7974
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