Relationship between age at diagnosis and treatments received by cancer patients.

  title={Relationship between age at diagnosis and treatments received by cancer patients.},
  author={Vincent Mor and S Masterson-Allen and Robert J Goldberg and Frank J. Cummings and Arvin S. Glicksman and M D Fretwell},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={33 9},
Increases in cancer incidence and mortality reflect the larger numbers of elderly in the population. Using a mortality sample of 1891 biopsy-confirmed cancer patients, analyses reveal older breast, prostate, and cervical-uterine cancer victims were more likely to be diagnosed with metastases. Logistic regression analyses of subsamples of breast (N = 224), lung (N = 513), and colorectal (N = 299) cancer patients indicate that age is significantly inversely related to receipt of both subsequent… CONTINUE READING

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