Parametric Modeling of Survival Times Among Breast Cancer Patients in a Teaching Hospital, Osogbo
Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 81-85
Received: Oct. 31, 2016;
Accepted: Nov. 21, 2016;
Published: Sep. 13, 2017
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Phillip Oluwatobi Awodutire, Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, Bonny, Nigeria
Oladapo Adedayo Kolawole, Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria
Oluwatosin Ruth Ilori, Department of Community Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
In Nigeria, Breast Cancer is the most common malignancy among women. Unfortunately, many breast cancer patients present for treatment late. Using a parametric survival model to predict the survival times of patients and contribution of the prognostic factors, the study focused on the 1-year survival of breast cancer patients from the day of presentation. A total 89 women, who were diagnosed with breast cancer in which 32.56% reported early for treatment from 2009 to 2014, were recorded. Age, stage of presentation, average years of breastfeeding, neoadjuvant treatment offered, age at menarche and use of contraceptives were the variables used in the study. The predictive model that can be used to predict survival times of breast cancer patients was obtained. The results showed that stage at presentation is significant at 0.05 significance level.
Phillip Oluwatobi Awodutire,
Oladapo Adedayo Kolawole,
Oluwatosin Ruth Ilori,
Parametric Modeling of Survival Times Among Breast Cancer Patients in a Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research.
Vol. 5, No. 5,
2017, pp. 81-85.
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