Objectives: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world.
This study was carried out to see the epidemiological and clinicopathological profile of sporadic cases
of CRC in Bangladesh.
Materials and methods: The patients diagnosed to have colorectal carcinoma in two private medical
centers of Bangladesh from January 2012 to December 2014 were enrolled in this study. Demographic
data, clinical presentations, site of lesions, and histological types were analyzed.
Results: Total 158 patients were included in this study. The mean age was 50.77 years and male to
female ratio was 1.55:1. Rectal bleeding was the commonest symptom irrespective of age and sex followed
by abdominal pain (33, 20.9%), weight loss (29, 18.3%), abdominal mass (26, 16.4%), and altered
bowel habit (22, 13.9%). Common histological type was adenocarcinoma (156, 98.7%).
Conclusion: Colorectal cancer commonly affects males >40 years of age. Most common site of involvement
is rectum, which is followed by left colon.
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