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Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly over 80 Years of Age


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Title: Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly over 80 Years of Age
Authors: Tomita, Masao / Ayabe, Hiroyoshi / Kawahara, Katsunobu / Tagawa, Yutaka / Nakamura, Akihiro / Sasaki, Nobufumi / Ide, Seiichiro / Takahashi, Takao / Shingu, Hiroshi / Nagayasu, Takeshi / Muraoka, Masashi / Yamamoto, Satoshi / Matsuo, Satoshi
Issue Date: 25-Dec-1993
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1993, 38(2-4), p.130-131
Abstract: The surgical outcome was evaluated in 14 patients over 80 years of age with non-small cell lung cancer. The satisfactory results are predicted as far as surgical indication is limited to favorable candidates. Further postoperative cares for age-related diseases are required in a follow-up study. It is documented in 1989 that the mean survival age of 70 years old is 15.8 years in life and that of 80 years old is 8.67 years in Japan.1) However, the mean survival age is now tremendously increasing. The major items of concern include therapeutic choice for elderly patients with malignant disease. The surgical indication for lung cancer patients of the aged is shifting from 70 years of age to 80. In this study, the validity of surgery for patients over 80 years of age is assessed on the basis of a result of clinical experience.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15923
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 38, No. 2-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15923

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