Prognostic impact of increasing age and co-morbidity in cancer patients: a population-based approach.

@article{JanssenHeijnen2005PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic impact of increasing age and co-morbidity in cancer patients: a population-based approach.},
  author={M. L. G. Janssen-Heijnen and Saskia Houterman and Valery E. P. P. Lemmens and Marieke W. J. Louwman and Huub A A M Maas and Jan Willem Coebergh},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={231-40}
}
This large population-based study focuses on the prognostic role of increasing age and co-morbidity in cancer patients diagnosed in the southern Netherlands. Data of patients diagnosed between 1995 and 2002 and recorded in the population-based Eindhoven Cancer Registry were used. Older patients (with serious co-morbidity) with non-small cell lung cancer or prostate cancer underwent surgery less often than younger patients. Elderly with stage III colon cancer, small cell lung cancer, FIGO II or… CONTINUE READING