Table 1

Proportion with sequelaes and disability weights for selected cancer sites and data sources
Sites/sequelae Source of data Proportion* Disability weights Remarks
Rectum
Stoma Morris E et al [22] 13% among colorectal cancer survivors 0.211

Not all rectal cancer patients had treatment leading to stoma.

Victorian weights for stoma.

Larynx
Loss of speech Eindhoven cancer registry 6% 0.20 Proportion receiving total laryngectomy.
Melanoma of Skin
- Disfigurement grade I De Vries et al [14] 25% 0.016 Lesion was on the face & Breslow thickness ≤2 mm or on the leg and arm & Breslow thickness >2 mm. GBD weight for cleft lip treated.
- Disfigurement grade II Male: 7%, Female: 3% 0.056 Lesion was on the face & Breslow thickness >2 mm. GBD weight for other skin disease
Breast
Mastectomy European average [23] 45% 0.20 Provisional weights
Cervix uteri
- Primary infertility Hysterectomy is the standard treatment for this cancer <40 years: 100% 0.18 Standard treatment including hysterectomy.
- Secondary infertility 40-50 years: 100% 0.10 Provisional weights
Corpus uteri cancer
- Primary infertility Hysterectomy is the standard treatment for this cancer <40 years: 100% 0.18 Standard treatment including hysterectomy.
- Secondary infertility 40-50 years: 100% 0.10 Provisional weight
Ovary
- Primary infertility Hysterectomy is the standard treatment for this cancer <40 years: 100% 0.18 Standard treatment including hysterectomy.
- Secondary infertility 40-50 years: 100% 0.10 Provisional weight
Prostate
- Incontinence Kvale R et al [15], 5% 0.157
- Impotence Johansson et al [16] 10% 0.195
- Primary infertility <40 years: 25% 0.18 Infertility due to prostatectomy. Impotence has a higher weight so we assumed only 15% had disability due to infertility
- Secondary infertility 40-60 years: 25% 0.10 Provisional weight
Testis 16%
- Primary infertility Brydoy M et al [17] <40 years: 34% 0.18
- Secondary infertility 40-60 years: 27% 0.10 Provisional weight
Bladder (therapy removes prostate)
- Incontinence Fossa S et al [18] 5% 0.157
- Impotence Hardt [19] 10% 0.195
- Primary infertility <40 years: 16% 0.18 Infertility due to prostatectomy. Impotence has a higher weight so assumed only 15% had disability due to infertility
- Secondary infertility 40-60 years: 16% 0.10 Provisional weight

Data source for weights: Dutch and Victorian burden of disease study and the Global Burden of Disease project [3,5,6].

Soerjomataram et al.

Soerjomataram et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:125   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-125

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