Table 2

Clinical characteristics of oncological patient at HUCSH, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2022 (n=311)

VariablesCategoryNo of participants (n)%
First cancer siteBreast11537
Colon and rectum9430.2
Prostate82.2
Lung227.1
Skin103.2
Cervical206.4
Lipoma227.1
Unknown72.3
Other134.2
Treatment options of the patientsChemotherapy23976.8
Radiotherapy31
Surgery3210.2
Hormonal treatment61.9
Analgesia3110
Stage of cancerStage I103.5
Stage II4121.2
Stage III
Stage IV
107
122
40.0
35.3
Unknown3110
Remission of the diseaseYes
No
67
244
21.5
78.5
Recurrence of the diseaseYes
No
159
152
51.1
48.9
Coexisting diseaseYes
No
36
275
11.6
88.4
  • *N.B; coexisting illnesses: RVI, DM, HTN.

  • DM, Diabetes Mellitus; HTN, Hypertension; HUCSH, Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital; RVI, Retroviral infection.