Pattern of Compliance to Treatment and Follow-up of Cervical Cancer Patients at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute Calcutta


A retrospective analysis of the 5-year follow-up data of 1003 cancer cervix patients registered at the Department of ‍Gynaecological Oncology of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI), Calcutta during the period from January ‍1 to December 31, 1991, was made. This is the first study on the follow-up pattern of ca-cx , the commonest female ‍cancer in Eastern India. For obtaining information on the survivors, postal correspondence was made with the ‍patients or their families using a pre-set questionnaire utilizing pre-paid reply post cards. Parameters like age of ‍the patient, stage of cancer at diagnosis, treatment protocol and socio-economic status were included in this analysis.