Volume : 4
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2394-2754
Print ISSN : 2394-2746
Article First Page : 184
Article End Page : 188
Objective: Cervical cancer though common among the developing world, still very few data is available for young patients with cervical cancer. This paper attempts to evaluate the epidemiology with special focus on disease free survival and the prognostic significance of the young age in cervical cancer.
Material & Methods: For this retrospective study young patient with age less than 30 years & cervical cancer, over duration of 2009 to 2014 were included. Pertinent data were collected retrogradely from the case records & whenever required patients were contacted over phone.
Results: Between 2009 to 2014, a total of 8363 cervical cancer patients were referred to us, out of which 169 patients with carcinoma cervix in the age group of < 30 years were treated at our hospital. From the 169 patients, 52 patients were lost to follow up. Among 117 patients who were treated, 65(55.55%) had Disease Free survival of less than 6 months. According to the histopathology squamous cell carcinoma had a disease free survival (DFS) of 8.5 months, followed by adenocarcinoma 10.62 months.
Conclusion: We have found the poor prognosis of cervical cancer in young patients compared to older patients. More studies are required to study the pathophysiology and factors implicating the prognosis in young patients with cervical cancer to know this basic difference in survival among old and young patients with cervical cancer.
Keywords: Cervical cancer, Radiotherapy, Young age