Clin Oncol | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Socio-Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Cancer Patients of Rangpur, Bangladesh

Ratindra Nath Mondal1*, Shah1, Sarwer Jahan2, Mokhlesur Rahman Sarker2, Jahan Afroza Khanum2, Mahfuj-Ul-Anwar2, Rahenur Mondol2, Narayan Chandra Sarkar2, Sajeda Afrin2, Sara Jabeen Khandaker3 and Moni Rani3

1Department of Medicine, Society of General Physicians and Daktarkhana (GP Center), Bangladesh
2Department of Medicine, Rangpur Medical College, Bangladesh
3Department of Medicine, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

*Correspondance to: Ratindra Nath Mondal 

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Background: Cancer is the 6th leading cause of death and accounts for 10% of all mortality in Bangladesh. Main workforce structures in the country, age from 30 to 65 years are affected mostly. 
Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional study, carried out in Department of Oncology of Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Cancer patients attending in OPD were included in this study.
Results: We have studied a total of 313 cancer patients, male were more than female (59.7% vs. 40.3%), mean age was 48.92 years. 82.7% pt were from rural area, 54.6% were illiterate and monthly income less than 5,000 BDT in 85.9% cases. 54% of the patients were smoker and 8.3% patient used SLT (smokeless tobacco). Carcinoma of breast was the highest among all cancer 17.89%, which is followed by carcinoma of ovary 12.14%. But as a group majority of the cases were GIT cancer (oral cavity, tongue, esophagus, stomach and colon) 31.94% and respiratory tract cancer (larynx, lung) 23.64%. In male lung cancer (39.57%) and in female breast cancer (44.45%) was the most common cancer. Among the known risk factor of cancer-increasing age (mean age 48.92 years), smoking (54%) and radiation exposure (68%) were present. In our study, metastasis occurred at the time of diagnosis in 48.6% of the cases. 91.7% of the patients were suggested chemotherapy and the rest were both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Conclusion: Cancer is more common in older age, illiterate, poor socio-economic group and patient from rural area. Carcinoma of breast was the highest among all cancer. But as a group majority of the cases were GIT cancer. Approximately half of the cases were metastasized at the time of diagnosis.


Cancer; Socio-demographic; Breast; Ovarian


Mondal RN, Shah, Jahan S, Sarker MR, Khanum JA, Mahfuj-Ul-Anwar, et al. Socio-Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Cancer Patients of Rangpur, Bangladesh. Clin Oncol. 2020;5:1735..

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