Delay in the diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma: experience of a single unit from a developing country.

@article{Subasinghe2010DelayIT,
  title={Delay in the diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma: experience of a single unit from a developing country.},
  author={Duminda Subasinghe and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera},
  journal={Indian journal of cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={151-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Main objective was to analyze the time delay between the onset of symptoms and the histological diagnosis of esophageal cancer. The subsidiary objective was to analyze the relationship between the time delay and stage of the disease at the time of definitive treatment. STUDY DESIGN, SETTING, AND METHODS: A prospective analysis of patients with esophageal cancer presenting to a single unit over a period of 24 months was performed. Interval from the onset of symptoms to the… CONTINUE READING