Factors related with symptom duration until diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic colorectal cancer

@inproceedings{Esteva2012FactorsRW,
  title={Factors related with symptom duration until diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic colorectal cancer},
  author={Magdalena Esteva and Alfonso Leiva and Maria Perp{\'e}tua Oliveira Ramos and Salvador Pita-Fern{\'a}ndez and Luis Gonz{\'a}lez-Luj{\'a}n and Montse Casamitjana and Maria Antonia Sanchez and Sonia P{\'e}rtega-D{\'i}az and Amador Garcia Ruiz and Paloma Gonz{\'a}lez-Santamar{\'i}a and M Mart{\'i}n-rabadan and Ana M Costa-Alcaraz and Alejandro Esp{\'i} and Francesc Maci{\`a} and J. Segura and Sergio Lafita and Francisco Arnal-Monreal and Isabel Amengual and Marta M Bosca-Watts and Angels Hospital and Hermini Manzano and R. Magall{\'o}n},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2012}
}
Colorectal cancer (CRC) survival depends mostly on stage at the time of diagnosis. However, symptom duration at diagnosis or treatment have also been considered as predictors of stage and survival. This study was designed to: 1) establish the distinct time-symptom duration intervals; 2) identify factors associated with symptom duration until diagnosis and treatment. This is a cross-sectional study of all incident cases of symptomatic CRC during 2006–2009 (795 incident cases) in 5 Spanish… CONTINUE READING
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