Symptoms of 63 advanced lung cancer patients who died in National Sanyo Hospital were studied during their terminal stage. Median age was 71 years old and only 41% of all patients received best supportive care. The most common symptoms were anorexia (92%), dyspnea (91%), general fatigue (86%), constipation (68%), pain (65%), insomnia (65%), and rattling (57%). Anorexia and pain were most frequent at 14 days before death, and dyspnea was most frequent at 7 days before death. Dyspnea and pain were observed in 30% of all patients on the day of death.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||IRYO - Japanese Journal of National Medical Services|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2005|
- Lung cancer
- Palliative care medicine
- Terminal stage
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