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Diagnosis status and pathological diagnosis derived treatment of elderly lung cancer patients over 75 years old

  
@article{TCR26404,
	author = {Guannan Wu and Xiaoling Gu and Dongmei Yuan and Yanwen Yao and Wen Yang and Tangfeng Lv and Yong Song},
	title = {Diagnosis status and pathological diagnosis derived treatment of elderly lung cancer patients over 75 years old},
	journal = {Translational Cancer Research},
	volume = {8},
	number = {1},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: The number of lung cancer in the elderly is increasing. However, a disturbing number of elderly patients failed to get pathological diagnosis and therapeutic outcomes are worse than the young. This study is conducted to explore the diagnosis and treatment status of lung cancer in patients over 75 years old. 
Methods: Patients diagnosed with lung cancer between September 1, 2010 and October 30, 2017 were continuously screened. The pathological diagnosis must be based on the cytology or histology diagnosis. The clinical diagnosis must be built on both typical imaging features and increased tumor markers. Clinical features and survival information were obtained and analyzed.
Results: A total of 338 primary lung cancer inpatients were finally included with an age of  78.02±2.94 years. The most frequent comorbidities were hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease; 290 of all these patients were pathologically diagnosed while the other 48 patients only got a clinical diagnosis. Among the pathological diagnosis, adenocarcinoma, squamous carcinoma and small cell lung cancer counted for 91.72%. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) detection was performed in 126 patients and 41 of them were sensitive mutated. Among all included patients, 150 were treated by the best supportive treatment (BST). Anti-cancer treatment is significantly associated with better survival than BST (P},
	issn = {2219-6803},	url = {http://tcr.amegroups.com/article/view/26404}
}