Breast Cancer in Srinagarind Hospital (2000-2010), Khon Kaen,Thailand.

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Ongart Somintara
Somsuda Somintara
Krittika Suwanrungruang


Objective: To determine trends of new cases per year, stages and five-year survival rate of breast cancer in Srinagarind Hospital during January 2000 and December 2010.

Materials and Methods: During January 2000 and December 2010, all new cases of breast cancer in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, KhonKaen University, Thailand were included in the study. Electronic database of Srinagarind cancer registry was accessed and reviewed. Demographic data and survival time were analyzed using Descriptive statistics and Log-rank test, respectively.

Results: There were 3,097 female (98.9%) and 36 male patients (1.1%). The mean age was 50.0 years old. Stage at diagnosis of I, II, III, IV and unknown were 6.5%, 28.5%, 28.2%, 15.5% and 21.3%, respectively. Treatments of breast cancer including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy were 80.0%, 67.5% and 31.1%, respectively. Overall five-year survival rate was 59.1% (95%CI:56.6%-61.8%). The five-year survival of stage I,II,III,IV and unknown were 89.7%(95%CI:83.9%-96.0%), 74.6%(95%CI:70.5%-79.0%), 48.3% (95%CI:43.7%-53.4%), 28.2% (95%CI:22.8%-34.8%), 63.8%(95%CI:56.3%-72.1%), respectively.

Conclusion: The  number of new cases per year of breast cancer were increasing in the past decade but  the proportion  of each stage were not difference. The overall five-year survival rate was 59.1%.

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Somintara O, Somintara S, Suwanrungruang K. Breast Cancer in Srinagarind Hospital (2000-2010), Khon Kaen,Thailand. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2015 May 25 [cited 2024 Mar. 4];30(2):87-91. Available from:
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