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Survival of Patients With Testicular Cancer in Lithuania During 1999–2002

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Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
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Oncosurgery Center, Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University
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Department of Oncology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Cancer Control and Prevention Center, Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University
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Department of Physiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Department of Urology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Medicina 2011, 47(1), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina47010008
Received: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 6 January 2011 / Published: 11 January 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival of patients with testicular cancer in Lithuania during 1998–2002 and factors that influenced the survival.
Material and methods.
The survival rates of testicular cancer patients were evaluated using the data of the Lithuanian Cancer Registry for 1998–2002. The survival was evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test in order to compare the survival rates. The observed survival rates were calculated.
Results. The 5-year observed survival rate in Lithuania was 71.2% (95% CI, 64.4%–77.5%). The survival of testicular cancer patients depended on age at the time of diagnosis, histology of tumor, stage and extent of disease.
Conclusions.
The survival of patients with testicular cancer in Lithuania was substantially lower than in other European countries. The better survival was associated with younger age and lesser extent of metastases.
Keywords: testicular cancer; survival; Kaplan-Meier method; log-rank test testicular cancer; survival; Kaplan-Meier method; log-rank test
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Juška, A.; Ulys, A.; Kairevičė, L.; Smailytė, G.; Stankevičius, E.; Jančiauskienė, R.; Jievaltas, M. Survival of Patients With Testicular Cancer in Lithuania During 1999–2002. Medicina 2011, 47, 8.

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