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Objectives Anemia is observed in various malignancies including lung cancer and is recently considered to be a poor prognostic indicator. We investigated whether there is a correlation between anemia, other clinicopathologic factors, and survival. Methods We retrospectively examined the clinical records of 611 patients with lung cancer. Results Of those, 298 (48.8%) patients had anemia at the time of their first visit to our hospital. There was a significant correlation between anemia and agedoi:10.2169/internalmedicine.44.800 pmid:16157976 fatcat:oxzwwq2py5fyvj43uniw5kfmlq