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ejmi. 2020; 4(2): 169-172 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2020.46278

Current Trends in the Incidence of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in Turkey: Lung Cancer Aging

Murat Sarı1, Sezai Vatansever2
1Department of Medical Oncology, University of Health Sciences, Hamidiye Faculty of Medicine, Haydarpasa Numune Health Application and Research Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Department of Medical Oncology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

Objectives: Human life span has been increasing for the last centuries. By virtue of advances in cancer managements, cancer in elderly population has become more common. The aim of this study was to demonstrate age-specific incidence rates in patients with lung cancer. Methods: Data was obtained from hospital-based records of patients admitted to our institute between 2011 and 2019 with the diagnosis of lung cancer. After determining the age of each cancer patient, the cancer cases were divided into eight age groups. Results: A total of 4,424 patients during the 8-year periods between were evaluated. The median age was 61 years. Compared to the SEER data from 2011 to 2015, these values were found to be 9 years younger than American patients. Lung cancer was most commonly diagnosed in people aged 55-64 years (36.3%; the second most common 65-74 years 28.7%; Fig. 2). The frequency of cancer incidence, which is the median age of the patients, has increased over the years. Conclusion: The incidence of lung cancer increases with age, and elderly lung cancer patients cause serious health problems. Primary and secondary prevention strategies should be considered in this respect and their impact on the elderly should be carefully evaluated. Keywords: Cancer statistics, geriatrics, incidence, lung cancer, Turkey


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Sarı M, Vatansever S. Current Trends in the Incidence of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in Turkey: Lung Cancer Aging. ejmi. 2020; 4(2): 169-172

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