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CAMEJO, Natalia et al. Clinical-pathological characteristics of patients assisted at the Associated Teaching Center of Medical Oncology at Soriano Departmental Hospital during its first year of operation. Anfamed [online]. 2023, vol.10, n.1, e202.  Epub 01-Jun-2023. ISSN 2301-1254.


According to the Ministry of Health, cancer deaths constitute a quarter of the total deaths registered in Uruguay each year.


To identify the epidemiological profile of patients diagnosed with cancer treated at the Departmental Hospital of Soriano.

Materials and Methods:

An observational, retrospective and descriptive study that included patients diagnosed with cancer attended at the Departmental Hospital of Soriano during 2022. The anonymity of the patients was maintained in the statistical analysis and approval was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the Hospital de Clínicas.


A total of 113 new patients were included; 53.1% were men, with a median age at diagnosis of 69 years old. The four most frequent tumors for both sexes were: breast, prostate, lung and colorectal; the distribution by stage was as follows: Stage IV 48.6% patients; Stage III 22.5%; Stage II 26.5%; and Stage I 2.6%. In 79.6% of the patients the diagnosis was confirmed by pathological anatomy. The time between diagnosis and first oncological treatment was ≤ 3 months for 88.2% of patients. The total number of patients with Stage IV were contacted by the Palliative Care Unit. Only 15% of the cases were discussed in the Tumor Committee.


The data analyzed made it possible to characterize the epidemiological profile of cancer in patients from Soriano assisted in the public sector and may contribute to the implementation of public policies aimed at prevention and, therefore, at improving patient care.

Palabras clave : epidemiology; neoplasms; Clinicopathological characteristics; Cancer.

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