Muhammet Emin Erdem1, Seydahmet Akın2, Seher Tanrıkulu3, Sinan Kazan2, Cumali Yalçın2, Pınar Özdemir2, Mustafa Erdoğan2, Didem Kılıç Aydın2, Mustafa Tekçe2, Mehmet Aliustaoğlu2
1Savsat State Hospital, Internal Medicine Clinic, Artvin, Turkey
2Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training And Research Hospital, Internal Medicine Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
3Istanbul University,ıstanbul Faculty Of Medicine, İnternal Medicine Department
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate geriatric oncology cases hospitalized in the clinic.
METHODS: Files of oncology patients hospitalized between May 2012 and March 2013 were analyzed. Demographic data was recorded, including the 5 most common types of cancer according to gender, duration of hospitalization, and prognosis of patients diagnosed at 65 years of age or older.
RESULTS: The 5 most common types of cancer in male patients (28.3%, n=17) were hematological malignancies (21.7%, n=13), lung cancer (13.3%, n=8), colon cancer (10%, n=6), bladder cancer (8.3%, n=12) and prostate cancer. The 5 most common types of cancer in female patients (26.7%, n=12), were hematological malignancies, colon cancer (24.4%, n=11), breast cancer (13.3%, n=6), lung cancer (11.1%, n=5), and bladder cancer (4.4%, n=2).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In cases of geriatric oncology, incidence of cancer types may also vary. The most common cancer type in both men and women in the present study was hematologic malignancy.
Keywords: Geriatrics, cancer, oncology.