International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Determination of Predictor Variables Contributing to the Survival of Prostate Cancer Patients in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana
Asiedu-Addo Samuel Kwes, Nwi-Mozu Isaac, Assuah CharlesKojo, AsumaduOppong Richard

In this study, we identify the variables associated with survival and hazard of prostate cancer patients. We also interpret the time until death of prostate cancer patients. A total of 199 prostate cancer cases diagnosed at the KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital within a 9 year period were retrieved, representing the time at which the hospital commence her prostate cancer registry (2005 to 2013). The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Kaplan Meier Non-Parametric methods. The result indicated that, 13.6% of the patients diagnosed at the age of 68 died with the prostate cancer when the cancer has developed into stage three. Only the stage of cancer at which a patient was diagnosed contributed to the survival or hazard of a patient, p-value < 0.05. Age of patients and type of treatments given, do not statistically contribute to the survival of prostate cancer patient’s pvalues > 0.05.

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