Cancer and comorbidity: redefining chronic diseases.

  title={Cancer and comorbidity: redefining chronic diseases.},
  author={Karen S. Ogle and Graeme M Swanson and Norline Woods and Faouzi Azzouz},
  volume={88 3},
BACKGROUND A narrow subspecialty model of cancer care has led to cancer treatment often being given outside the full medical context of the patient. The full range of comorbid illness must be considered in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment. This study was conducted to describe the prevalence of comorbidity in cancer patients and examine its relation with multiple demographic and clinical variables. METHODS A case comparison study of 15,626 population-based incident cases of cancer was… CONTINUE READING