A Study to Assess Treatment response and Pattern among Lung Cancer Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital of India

Dr Vikas Kumar Mishra
2016 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Lung cancer is among the five main types of cancer leading to overall cancer mortality contributing about 1.3 million deaths/year globally. There are only few Indian studies on bronchogenic carcinoma in patients below 40 years, describing its pattern and epidemiology. Hence we planned this study to assess treatment response and Pattern among Lung Cancer Patients of age less than 40 years and elderly patients. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study (including
more » ... (including retrospective secondary and prospective primary data) using data base of patients of primary lung cancer diagnosed between 1 st January 2006 to 31 st December 2012 in indoor and outdoor of department of Respiratory Medicine, J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer, a tertiary level hospital and teaching center. Results: In the present study there were 1418 male and 352 female patients with male: female ratio of 4.03 suggesting that the disease was more common in males. The maximum number of cases (46.89%) were from the 41-60 year age group followed by (39.21%) in 61-80 years. 9.03% patient were below the age of 40 year. Maximum patients (50%) benefited with partial relief of symptoms and radiological regression after treatment.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v4i10.55 fatcat:qhsqyrockfbglelj5cy2yl2hta