Table 1

Patients' medical backgrounds.

Variables

n


Age

< 35 y

3

35-50 y

9

51-60 y

33

61-70 y

69

71-80 y

108

81-90 y

86

> 90 y

38

Gender

Men/women

145/201

Performance status*

1/2/3/4/unknown

40/27/153/108/18

Types of malignant diseases

Lung cancer

80

Gastric cancer

47

Pancreatic cancer

17

Prostate cancer

16

Rectal cancer

16

Hematological malignancy

14

Cholangiocarcinoma

13

Liver cancer

12

Colorectal cancer

11

Breast cancer

10

Uterine cancer

10

Bladder cancer

9

Renal cancer

9

Ovarian cancer

8

Esophageal cancer

6

Gallbladder cancer

5

Laryngeal cancer

5

Renal pelvis cancer

5

Cancers of unknown origin

6

Others

47

Complications

Dementia

121

Cerebrovascular disease

24

Metastasis

135

Patients with two or more cancers

38

Cancer pain

81

Paralysis

48


*1: Performance status according to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Kodama et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:17   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-17

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