The impact of comorbidity on outcome in 12 623 Danish head and neck cancer patients: a population based study from the DAHANCA database

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  • Charlotte Rotbøl Bøje
  • Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Kræftens Bekæmpelse, Danmark
  • Therese Koops Grønborg
  • Hanne Primdahl, Danmark
  • Claus A. Kristensen, Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
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  • Elo Andersen, Department of Oncology, Herlev Hospital, Danmark
  • Jørgen Johansen, Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Aalborg Universitet, Danmark
  • Lisbeth J. Andersen, Aalborg Universitet, Danmark
  • Jens Overgaard
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is primarily caused by smoking and alcohol. Besides having a carcinogenic effect, smoking also leads to other diseases and thus contributes to a high prevalence of comorbidities among HNSCC patients. Furthermore, the world population is becoming older resulting in more elderly patients with HNSCC. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and impact of comorbidity in a retrospective nationwide population-based study of all Danish HNSCC patients diagnosed from 1992 to 2008.
TidsskriftActa Oncologica
Sider (fra-til)285-293
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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