Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in very elderly patients over 80 years. A descriptive analysis of clinical presentation and outcome.

@article{Thiblemont2008NonHodgkinsLI,
  title={Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in very elderly patients over 80 years. A descriptive analysis of clinical presentation and outcome.},
  author={Catherine Thi{\'e}blemont and A Grossoeuvre and Roch Houot and F Broussais-Guillaumont and Gilles Salles and Catherine Traull{\'e} and Daniel Espinouse and Bernard Coiffier},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={774-9}
}
BACKGROUND Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in patients older than 80 years is not a rare disease and treatment strategies are often difficult because of associated comorbidities. PATIENTS AND METHODS We entered 205 NHL patients older than 80 years treated in a single institution in a retrospective analysis to describe clinical presentation and outcome and to identify specific prognostic factors. RESULTS The median age was 83 years, and 91% of the cases were B-cell lymphomas consisting mainly… CONTINUE READING

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