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Overall Survival of Filipino Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: A Single-Institution Experience
- Albano, Pia Marie (Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas) ;
- Lumang-Salvador, Christianne (Department of ENT Head and Neck Surgery, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center) ;
- Orosa, Jose (Graduate School, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas) ;
- Racelis, Sheryl (Department of Pathology, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center) ;
- Leano, Modesty (Department of Pathology, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center) ;
- Angeles, Lara Mae (Graduate School, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas) ;
- Ramos, John Donnie (Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas)
- Published : 2013.08.30
This paper is the first to present the incidence and overall survival of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) from the extreme northern part of the Philippines. We retrospectively retrieved the records of patients with histologically-confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, from 2003 to 2012 and analysed prognostic factors associated with survival. Of the 150 cases, only 80 (53.3%) were still living when the study was terminated. Median age at initial diagnosis was 61.5 years and the male to female ratio was 7:3. The majority of the cases had tumours in the oral cavity (50.7%), followed by the larynx (36.7%). Sex (log rank=1.94, p value/
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck;survival;treatment;tumor stage;Philippines
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