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Revista Médica de Risaralda

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MARTINEZ, José William; MORENO, Germán Alberto  and  LONDONO DE LOS RIOS, Paula Andrea. Trends in the record of cancer cases at Oncólogos del Occidente, Pereira, Colombia. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp.116-121. ISSN 0122-0667.

Introduction: The document establishes the tendencies of cancer cases through time. It describes the series of cancer cases for patients who attended the Oncologos del Occidente during the period of2001-2011. Methods: To accomplish this, Oncologos delOccidente designed an information system that used as a main source the digital clinical history of the institution. Results: During the period of observation, the most prevalent cancers requiring medical consultation throughout the centers of Oncologos del Occidente were: prostate, breast, cervical, stomach, bronchial tubes and lung, lymphoma, colon, rectum, thyroid, ovarian, and lymphoid leukemia. Discussion: Most of the cancers defined as important by their frequency in this document, can be early intervened through appropriate cost-effective health and screening promotional programs

Keywords : cancer institutions; Carcinoma; epidemiological surveillance; medical records; Colombia.

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