Impact of acquired comorbidities on all-cause mortality rates among older breast cancer survivors.

@article{Ahern2009ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of acquired comorbidities on all-cause mortality rates among older breast cancer survivors.},
  author={Thomas P Ahern and Timothy Lee Lash and Soe Soe Thwin and Rebecca A. Silliman},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={73-9}
}
BACKGROUND Breast cancer survivors with higher numbers of comorbidities at the time of primary treatment suffer higher rates of all-cause mortality than comparatively healthier survivors. The effect of time-varying comorbidity status on mortality in breast cancer survivors, however, has not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE We examined longitudinal comorbidity in a cohort of women treated for primary breast cancer to determine whether accounting for comorbidities acquired after baseline… CONTINUE READING