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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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DAVILA GOMEZ, Heenry Luis; GARCIA VALDES, Abel  and  ALVAREZ CASTILLO, Félix. Cervix cancer. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp. 603-612. ISSN 1561-3062.

A retrospective and descriptive study was conducted to characterize the behavior of cervix cancer in a sample of 162 patients with this diagnosis during 2003-2009 in the Isla de la Juventud municipality. From the review of case reports from the National Unit of Cancer the individual medical records of Teaching General Hospital of this municipality and from the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology, as well as the deceased persons, it was possible to note that the 63% of cases were women aged 34-57 and that the 20% was in ages outside the screening program. The NIC and/or infection by HPV and smoking were the more frequent risk factors. There was predominance of large cells epidermoid non-keratini zed carcinoma and the O stage or in situ. Most of patients were operated on is initial therapy. The great mortality was between fifth and sixth decades of life with a acceptable survival at 5 years.

Keywords : Cervix cancer; risk factor; mortality.

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