Symptom duration and survival prospects in carcinoma of the rectum.

@article{McDermott1981SymptomDA,
  title={Symptom duration and survival prospects in carcinoma of the rectum.},
  author={Frank T McDermott and Edwin R Hughes and E. A. Pihl and Barrie J. Milne and Ashley B Price},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1981},
  volume={153 3},
  pages={321-6}
}
Between 1950 and 1978, 1,228 patients were operated upon by one of us for carcinoma of the rectum. Symptom duration data were available for 1,081 patients. Forty-five per cent of the patients had symptoms preoperatively for less than three months, 22 per cent for three to six months, 15 per cent for six to 12 months and 18 per cent for 12 months or longer. The frequency of major symptoms did not differ significantly with increasing symptom duration. Symptom duration was not related to sex, age… CONTINUE READING

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