Prevalence and incidence of comorbidities in elderly women with ovarian cancer.

@article{Chia2013PrevalenceAI,
  title={Prevalence and incidence of comorbidities in elderly women with ovarian cancer.},
  author={Victoria M. Chia and Cynthia D. O'Malley and Mark D Danese and Karla J. Lindquist and Michelle Gleeson and Michael A. Kelsh and Robert I. Griffiths},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={346-52}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies suggest comorbidity plays an important role in ovarian cancer. We characterized the epidemiology of comorbid conditions in elderly U.S. women with ovarian cancer. METHODS Women with ovarian cancer age ≥66 years, and matched cancer-free women, were identified using the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry linked to Medicare claims. Prevalence before diagnosis/index date and 3- and 12-month incidence rates (per 1000 person-years… CONTINUE READING