Determinants of cancer stage. A population-based study of elderly New Mexicans

J. M. Samet, W. C. Hunt, James Goodwin

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Abstract

To assess the role of delay and other factors in determining stage of cancer at diagnosis, the authors interviewed a population-based sample of 800 elderly persons with newly diagnosed cancer at selected sites. Lengthening delay interval was associated with a declining proportion of local stage cases for breast cancer but not other sites. Of the other determinants of stage examined, older age, having a family physician, receiving medical checkups, having greater knowledge of cancer, and having no functional loss were most strongly predictive of local stage. For breast cancer, performance of breast self-examination also predicted local stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1302-1307
Number of pages6
JournalCancer
Volume66
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Breast Self-Examination
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Determinants of cancer stage. A population-based study of elderly New Mexicans. / Samet, J. M.; Hunt, W. C.; Goodwin, James.

In: Cancer, Vol. 66, No. 6, 1990, p. 1302-1307.

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Samet, J. M. ; Hunt, W. C. ; Goodwin, James. / Determinants of cancer stage. A population-based study of elderly New Mexicans. In: Cancer. 1990 ; Vol. 66, No. 6. pp. 1302-1307.
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