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Prognostic Factors for Patient with Terminal Cancer

Purpose:

To identify a patient with terminal cancer who has a short survival based on the prognostic factors of Suh and Ahn.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

C79, Z51.5

Description:

Suh and Ahn identified a 3 prognostic factors associated with the survival time of a patient with terminal cancer. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from palliative care. The authors are from Dongguk University International Hospital in Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.

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