We analysed marital status and survival from colorectal cancer among 9596 patients in a nationwide Danish study with complete follow-up of 22-26 years. After exclusion of 2294 patients with missing information, adjusted survival among married patients diagnosed with colon cancer was significantly longer (RR=0.85; 95% CI: 0.78-0.93). We conclude that marital status does indeed prognosticate long-term survival from colon cancer. These results may have implications for psychosocial intervention after surgery for colorectal cancer.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Marital status and survial in colorectal cancer|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 26 jan. 1998|