Table 2

Medical Characteristics of 34 Adult Cancer Patients with Grade 4 Neutropenia

Good ECOG performance statusa

79%

Cancer diagnosis

Breast

28%

Lung

24%

Lymphoma

15%

Ovarian

9%

Prostate

6%

Other diagnoses

18%

Metastatic disease

37%

Type of chemotherapy

Docetaxel

70%

CHOP

12%

Carboplatin-docetaxel

15%

Carboplatin-gemcitabine

3%

Hospitalization due to neutropenia and grade 3 fever

15%


a Good performance status is defined as ECOG performance scale score of 0 to 1 on a 5-point scale, where 0 is fully active, and 4 is completely disabled [13].

Fortner et al. BMC Nursing 2005 4:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-4-4

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