Category: Lung

Deliberations of Prevalence and Predictors of Symptoms in the Terminal Stage of Lung Cancer

In the terminal stage of lung cancer, 99% of the patients had at least one or more symptoms of pain, dyspnea, nausea, cough, hemoptysis, and psychological and neurologic difficulties. The most frequent symptoms were pain, psychological manifestations, and/or dyspnea. One fourth of patients had nausea, cough, and/or neurologic symptoms, and only one tenth displayed hemoptysis….

Outcomes of Prevalence and Predictors of Symptoms in the Terminal Stage of Lung Cancer

Demography There were 271 incident lung cancer patients from 1990 to 1997. Eighteen patients (6.6%) were alive by December 1, 2003. The diagnosis was confirmed by histology in 218 patients (89%). Information on symptoms and treatment in the terminal 8 weeks were collected from 247 of the 253 patients (98%) who died within this period…

Research of Prevalence and Predictors of Symptoms in the Terminal Stage of Lung Cancer

The mortality rate of lung cancer is high, and there has been little improvement in the long-term survival over the last 40 years. In addition, information is lacking whether sex, age, initial stage and performance status, and histology may predict the presence of serious symptoms in the terminal stage. In previous community studies of patients…