Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Lack of active follow-up of cancer patients in Chennai, India: implications for population-based survival estimates

Rajaraman Swaminathan, Ranganathan Rama, Viswanathan Shanta

Volume 86, Number 7, July 2008, 509-515

Table 1. Survival status of incident cancer cases registered in 1990–1999 and followed through 2001, PBCR, Chennai, India

Tumour site/type Cases included in survivalanalysis Passive follow-up
Active follow-up
Matched deaths (%) Additional deaths identified (%) Cases alive at closing date (%) Survival status unknown at closing date (%)
Lip 86 19.8 33.7 11.6 34.9
Tongue 988 37.6 32.5 5.5 24.4
Oral cavity 1662 31.8 31.5 10.2 26.5
Tonsil 250 42.8 42.8 6.4 8.0
Hypopharynx 1017 41.4 40.5 5.8 12.3
Oesophagus 2016 51.0 36.3 2.9 9.8
Stomach 2681 51.9 33.0 4.5 10.6
Pancreas 328 57.9 30.8 7.0 4.3
Larynx 722 40.2 23.0 19.6 17.2
Lung 1806 59.2 28.0 2.4 10.4
Breast 3067 28.5 20.0 28.2 23.3
Cervix 4438 25.5 16.7 19.8 38.0
Ovary 808 39.7 20.5 17.2 22.6
Urinary bladder 442 38.9 30.1 14.0 17.0
Hodgkin lymphoma 298 30.9 26.5 24.8 17.8
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 868 44.1 25.2 15.0 15.7
Lymphoid leukaemia 433 45.5 29.1 11.3 14.1
Myeloid leukaemia 465 59.6 18.9 7.5 14.0
Leukaemia, type unspecified 85 65.9 15.3 5.9 12.9

PBCR, population-based cancer registry.

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