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Prevalence of Anaemia in Patients Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer


Chandio A*, Chandio M, Rai A, Ahmed B, Villani C, Qurashi M, Brown K

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, United Kingdom

Correspondence to Author: Ashfaq Chandio


1.1. Background: Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the UK. Colorectal cancer is rare before age 40; the incidence rises gradually to 3.7/1000 per year by age 80. Anaemia is frequently seen at presentation in colorectal cancer patients, with a reported incidence of > 30%. The incidence depends on the site of the cancer.

1.2. Aim: To assess the prevalence of anaemia in patients diagnosed with tumors located in different segments of the colon and rectum.

1.3. Method: All patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital UK from January 2015 through December 2019 were retrospectively identified from the referral database created by colorectal specialist nurses in the colorectal service. Data were retrieved by detailed review of the hospital case notes, ICE/Evolve (Computer database for investigations and correspondence) including endoscopy; radiographic imaging; operative course and cancer follow up

1.4. Result: In the study period 919 patients were diagnosed with colorectal cancer percentages of studied participant were Male 52.99% (487) and Female 47.00% (432). The mean age of 74.14 years (range, 25 to 101). Thirty-seven (37) (4.02%) patients were excluded from the study twenty-nine 29 (2.97%) missing data/ investigations and eight patients 8 (0.87 %), Iron deficiency present in 250 (28.3%) and 164 (18.59%) patients had Normocytic anaemia. Patients with no anaemia 53% (468 / 882) were more likely to have a diagnosis of Colorectal cancer than those who were anaemic 47% (414/882).

1.5. Conclusion: In Patients presenting with anaemia, examination of whole colon is mandatory because there is a greater likelihood of a cancer in the proximal colon. Timely diagnosis and complete resection remain the keystones for the management of colon cancer.


Prevalence, Anaemia, Patients, diagnosed, Colorectal Cancer


Ashfaq Chandio. Prevalence of Anaemia in Patients Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer. World Journal of Medical Oncology 2020.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Medical Oncology
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6077
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjoncgy
  • Short Name: WJMOY
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
  • Submission to acceptance: 25 days
  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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