Lung cancer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Oncol Rep. Jan-Feb 2001;8(1):63-5.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate characteristics in lung cancer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Among 966 lung cancer patients admitted to our division over a period of 24 years, 73 patients were diagnosed as having COPD. There were 68 (93.2%) men and 5 women; of the tumors 43 (58.9%) were squamous cell carcinomas. Although 41 (56.2%) patients had stage IA-IIIA, only 11 (15.1%) had surgery. Coexistence of COPD was proved to be a prognostic factor (p=0.0451). Adequate palliative care to provide quality survival would be the primary goal of therapy for lung cancer patients with COPD.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / epidemiology*
  • Adenocarcinoma / mortality
  • Adenocarcinoma / therapy
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / mortality
  • Carcinoma, Large Cell / therapy
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell / mortality
  • Carcinoma, Small Cell / therapy
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / epidemiology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / mortality
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Life Tables
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / epidemiology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / mortality
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Palliative Care
  • Prognosis
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Quality of Life
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Analysis