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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the patients with oesophageal carcinoma at the time of diagnosis

From: Changes in quality of life following initial treatment of oesophageal carcinoma: a cohort study from Sri Lanka

Characteristic Squamous cell carcinoma (n = 32) Adenocarcinoma (n = 19)
No. % No. %
Grade of the tumour
 Well differentiated/G1 5 15.6 1 5.3
 Moderately differentiated/ G2 21 65.6 12 63.2
 Poorly differentiated/ G3 6 18.8 6 31.6
Stage of the tumour
 Stage I 0 0.0 1 5.3
 Stage II 2 6.2 7 36.8
 Stage III 12 37.6 7 36.8
 Stage IV 18 56.2 4 21.1
Initial treatment undergone
 Surgery 6 18.8 8 42.1
 Radiotherapy 10 31.2 2 10.5
 Chemotherapy 4 12.5 5 26.3
 Neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy 11 34.4 2 10.5
 No treatment 1 3.1 2 10.5
Time since first symptom to diagnosis
< 3 months 20 62.5 13 68.5
 > 3 months 12 37.5 6 31.5
Long standing co-morbid conditions
 Yes 2 6.3 3 15.8
 No 30 93.7 16 84.2