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Comorbidities in lung cancer

Agata Ewa Dutkowska, Adam Antczak
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2016.0022
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016;84(3):186-192.

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Vol 84, No 3 (2016)
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Submitted: 2016-05-28

Abstract

Comorbidity is the occurrence of concomitant disease in addition to an index disease of interest or the simultaneous occurrence of multiple diseases in an individual. Lung cancer is associated with age and smoking, and both age and smoking are strongly associated with comorbidity. Lung cancer is the most common malignancy in the world. Comorbidity, such as diseases of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other systems may influence prognosis in lung cancer as well as complicate its treatment. In this paper we tried to conclude the significance of the individual comorbidities in lung cancer and their impact on particular treatment method.

Abstract

Comorbidity is the occurrence of concomitant disease in addition to an index disease of interest or the simultaneous occurrence of multiple diseases in an individual. Lung cancer is associated with age and smoking, and both age and smoking are strongly associated with comorbidity. Lung cancer is the most common malignancy in the world. Comorbidity, such as diseases of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other systems may influence prognosis in lung cancer as well as complicate its treatment. In this paper we tried to conclude the significance of the individual comorbidities in lung cancer and their impact on particular treatment method.

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Keywords

lung cancer, comorbidities

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Title

Comorbidities in lung cancer

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 84, No 3 (2016)

Pages

186-192

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2016.0022

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2016;84(3):186-192.

Keywords

lung cancer
comorbidities

Authors

Agata Ewa Dutkowska
Adam Antczak

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