AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN MALE CANCER PATIENTS OF TELANGANA REGION
D. Devika Rani, G. Meghana, B. Pratap Reddy, K. V. Raghavaiah, D. Sudheer kumar and P. Kishore*
Cancer death rates are the best measure of progress against cancer. In India, most of the population does not have access to a well-organized & well regulated cancer care system. A Prospective observational study was conducted in two private hospitals in Telangana state, in a period of six months. Patients with Head & Neck cancers & who were admitted to the department of Oncology were enrolled in the study. A Total of 103 cancer patients were found to be suffering with Head & Neck cancers. Staging describes the extent or spread of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Proper staging is essential for optimizing therapy & assessing prognosis. Most of the patients were in stage IV due to lack of awareness & literacy. Many of them were suffering with Squamous cell carcinoma and were on mixed diet. Treatment regimen of cisplatin & 5-flurouracil are given. Commonly used treatment modality was chemotherapy & radiation therapy. Treatment was given as per NCCN Guidelines. Majority of the metastasis cases were reported at the lung region.
Keywords: Cancer, Metastasis, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, NCCN Guidelines.
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