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752 Epidemiological profile of patients diagnosed with cervical cancer in a tertiary hospital in North-Eastern Brazil
  1. Manoel Rodrigues Andrade Neto1,
  2. Vandre Cabral Gomes Carneiro1,
  3. Nathalia Moreira Ramalho1,
  4. Rafael Rocha Andrade Figueiredo1,
  5. Francisco Ananias Mamede Morais Junior1,
  6. Maria Clara Ribeiro Coutinho1,
  7. Carla Rameri Alexandre Silva Azevedo1,
  8. Candice Amorim De Araujo Lima Santos1,
  9. Lydia Maria Menezes De Albuquerque Germano1,
  10. Carolina Rodrigues Montefusco Arraes1,
  11. Patricia Silveira Rodrigues2,
  12. Jurema Telles De Oliveira Lima1,
  13. Ana Luiza Fassizoli fonte1,
  14. Andrezza Layane Alves Santos1,
  15. Penelope Cristina Couto Barbosa De Melo Andrade1 and
  16. Maria Fernanda Barbosa Andrade1
  1. 1IMIP, Recife, Brazil
  2. 2Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil

Abstract

Introduction/Background In Brazil, excluding non-melanoma skin tumours, cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women. In 2022, 16,710 new cases were estimated, which represents 15.38 cases/100,000 women. In the regional analysis, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the Northeast (16.10/100,000). Socio-economic factors are closely related to the prevalence and incidence of this cancer worldwide. This study sought to map the profile of patients affected by this disease between 2016–2021 in reference services in Pernambuco.

Methodology This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study that analysed the sociodemographic characteristics of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of cervical cancer seen at the oncology services of the Professor Fernando Figueira Institute of Integrative Medicine and the Cancer Hospital of Pernambuco between 2016 and 2021.

Results 240 patients were included, aged between 24 and 87, most of whom were brown (58%), 97% were heterosexual and 37% were single. The majority of the population studied reported having a religion, with Catholicism prevailing in 48%. In terms of schooling, approximately 30% of the patients had completed primary school, 15% were illiterate and only 3% of the group studied had completed higher education. The participants’ main source of income was their own work (28%), 29% answered that their main income came from social benefits and 25% from retirement, 7% depended on a pension and 11% did not declare any income. It is also worth noting that around 48% were smokers, 79% were sedentary and 50% said they had an average of 18 sexual partners.

Conclusion It was therefore concluded that patients diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in the state of Pernambuco are socioeconomically disadvantaged, depend on government aid and have no access to education. This is reflected in the lack of access to HPV vaccination, cervical screening and treatment services.

Disclosures No conflict of interest.

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