Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2000 , Vol 3, Issue 1
Hülya ÇAKMUR, M. Tülin EREM, Mehmet KOÇ, Vecdi ERTEKİN, İhsan KARSLIOĞLU, Dilek KIRAĞI
6 No’lu AÇS-AP Karşıyaka İZMİR,
Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyasyon Onkolojisi Anabilim Dalı-Erzurum
Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Acil Servis–Edirne
In the study we were intended to collect information on demographics in elderly patient with cancer. Age, genitality, tumor characteristics, socieconomic status, cognitive status, depression, physical performance, coexisting disease of cases who applied for treatment to the Department of Oncology of Radiation in Atatürk University, School of Medicine between January 1996 and November 1999, were evaluated from the patient files. Data from 369 cases of several cancer species investigated between January 1996 and November 1999 were reviewed (245 males, 124 females) and management of patients less then 60 years, 60 to 69 and older then 70 years. Between 50-59 age group, incidence of cancer is %16 in women. But after 60 age group, the incidence is %30 in men after age 70 incidence is decrease parallel with population. %44 of all cancer occur in people 60-69 age group. in our study group; socioeconomic status was low percentage (%60). %80 of patients were depressive and physical performance was higher then expected. Although Lung ca has been seen in equal ratio male and female in developed country; in our study %99 was male and half of all breast cancer was age of 40-49 age group. in our country; there is little investigation with elderly patient. The purpose of this retrospective study examine the profile of elderly patient with cancer. We hope this study will be inspired another wide studies. Keywords : Aged, Cancer, Research design, Geriatric Medicine, Demography