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Introduction. The availability of new chemotherapeutic agents has lengthened the treatment timeline for advanced cancers and increases the likelihood of receiving chemotherapy near death. Use of chemotherapy near the end of life may not benefit cancer patients. However, no population-based study...
Background . International comparisons have indicated low colorectal cancer (CRC) survival in Estonia, compared to other European countries. The objective of this paper is to analyse long-term survival as well as staging and treatment patterns of CRC in Estonia. Material and methods . The...
Background. Our study aims to investigate whether information given by radiation oncologists to their patients is tailored to the patient's desired level of information and, if so, what the effect of tailoring is on patient-reported outcomes, i.e. satisfaction, health, anxiety and self-efficacy....
Background. The occurrence of antibiotic resistance and the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics are relatively low in Norway. The national recommendation in febrile neutropenia (FN) is prompt initial therapy with penicillin G plus an aminoglycoside. We sought to evaluate the evidence behind this...
Background. Survival for ovarian cancer is the poorest of all gynaecological cancer sites. Our aim was to present the most up-to-date survival estimate for ovarian cancer by age and morphology and to answer the question whether survival for ovarian cancer improved in Europe during the 1990s....
Background. The prognosis is particularly poor for patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix when the primary tumor has developed severe physiological abnormalities. The impact of the physiological microenvironment of the primary tumor on lymph node metastasis was...
Background. A number of epidemiological studies have examined the association between use of dairy products and risk of ovarian cancer, but results are conflicting. Using data from a large Danish population-based case-control study we here further examined the association between dairy...
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