Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
PIOLI, Eliane Regina; OLIVEIRA, Neide M. de and REZENDE, Alonso G. de. Characterization of uterine cervical carcinoma cases in the Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, from 1984 to 1988. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1993, vol.9, n.4, pp.421-427. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1993000400002.
This is a retrospective survey of 180 cases of uterine cervical carcinoma in women admitted to the Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, from 1984 to 1988, with regard to personal and temporal factors. There was a gradual increase in frequency over time and a greater frequency among women from 35 to 60 years of age. Half of the women came from other cities and states. The conditions was more frequent in multiparous women and in women who initiated sexual intercourse before the age of 20. A major proportion of women (45.0 %) had not reached menopause. Genital bleeding and abdominal pain were the most frequent clinical manifestations. Cytopathological study revealed a percentage of 60.5 % of stages III and IV. There was a low frequency of in situ cancer (20.6 %), when compared to the frequency of more advanced stages (71.6 %). The proportion of advanced stages as compared to in situ cancer increased over time, which may indicate that an optimal level of prevention was far reality in this region during the study period.
Keywords : Cancer; Cervical Carcinoma; Women Health; Epidemiology.