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Comorbidity Index for Male with Prostate Cancer

Purpose:

To estimate the impact of comorbid conditions on survival in a male with prostate cancer using the comorbidity index of Klabunde et al.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Urology

Objective:

selection, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

C61

Description:

Klabunde et al developed a comorbidity index for males with prostate cancer based on analysis of Medicare data. This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

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