CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS, POST-TREATMENT ASSESSMENT AND PROGNOSTIC FACTORS AFFECTING PATIENT SURVIVAL OF PATIENTS AT 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WITH HODGKIN LYMPHOMA: A RETROSPECTIVE MULTICENTER STUDY FROM TURKEY


Berber I., ERKURT M. A. , KEKLİK M., Dogu M. H. , TERZİ H., Pala C., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.31, no.6, pp.1195-1202, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1195-1202

Abstract

Introduction: During the last three decades, major advances have been made in the therapy of Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, despite these advances, Hodgkin's lymphoma has a poor prognosis in the elderly. The proportion of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients aged > 60 ranges in the different reports between 15% and 35%. This study aimed to examine clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and prognostic factors affecting patient survival in Hodgkin's lymphoma patients aged 65 years or older.