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Oncology treatment outcome in human immunodeficiency virus-positive cancer cervix patients: Where we are and what we achieved?

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, RMC & PRH, PMTPIMS, Loni, India
2 Department of Medical Statistics, PRH, PMTPIMS, Loni, India

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Chaitali Manohar Waghmare,
Department of radiation oncology, PRH & RMC, PMTPIMS-DU, Loni, Taluka-Rahata, Dist-Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_230_20

Objective: To find out the epidemiological factors and oncology treatment outcome in human immunodeficiency virus-positive cancer cervix patients (HPCCP). Materials and Methods: After institutional ethics committee approval, hospital case records of HPCCP registered at the radiation oncology department from January 2011 to December 2018 were retrospectively studied. Results: The case records of 22 eligible HPCCP were studied. Median age at presentation was 42.5 years. 90.90% of the patients were below 55 years of age. The duration of symptom was <3 months in 63.64% of patients. 68.18% of the patients were FIGO Stage III. Only 11 patients completed the planned treatment. Total target equivalent dose of 2 Gy per fraction delivered was 66 Gy. Seven patients had complete response. Four patients had local recurrence. Median disease-free and overall survival was 27 (14–38) and 18 months (2–48), respectively. Conclusion: HPCCP present at relatively early age and advanced stage despite short symptom duration. Poor patient compliance and treatment alteration have led to suboptimal outcome.

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