Dukes stage: Eighteen (60.0%) cases of cancer in the positive group and 12 (40.0%) cases in the negative group were classified as Dukes A, suggesting that the frequency of Dukes A cancer was highest in both groups. There was no significant difference in the combined frequency of cases classified as Dukes B and C between the two groups (Table 3).

TABLE 3
Comparison of Dukes stage in patients with colorectal cancer cases who tested positive and those who tested negative for fecal occult blood when stool was obtained during the digital rectal examination

Fecal occult blood test result
Dukes stage Positive (%) Negative (%) Total(%)
A 18 (60.0) 12 (40.0) 30 (100.0)
B 13 (61.9) 8 (38.1) 21 (100.0)
C 8 (61.5) 5 (38.5) 13 (100.0)
Total 39 (60.9) 25 (39.1) 64 (100.0)

Histological type: In both groups, well differentiated adenocarcinoma accounted for more than half the cases, followed by moderately differentiated and poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas, respectively. There was no significant difference in the distribution of histological type between the two groups (Table 4). You can enjoy cheap drugs that work – buy birth control online to benefit the most from it.

TABLE 4
Comparison of histological type in patients with colorectal cancer who tested positive and those who tested negative for fecal occult blood when stool was obtained during the digital rectal examination

Fecal occult blood test result
Histological

type

Positive (%) Negative (%) Total (%)
Well differentiated adenocarcinoma 28 (58.3) 20 (41.7) 48 (100.0)
Moderately

differentiated

adenocarcinoma

9 (69.2) 4 (30.8) 13 (100.0)
Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 3 (100.0)
Total 39 (60.9) 25 (39.1) 64 (100.0)