Poster Presentations: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 |

Clinicopathologic Studies on 218 Lung Cancer Patients Under 40 Years of Age FREE TO VIEW

Xin Jiang, MD; Danrong Yang, MD; Chunxue Bai, MD; Guifang Wang, PhD
Author and Funding Information

Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, Peoples Rep of China

Chest. 2010;138(4_MeetingAbstracts):259A. doi:10.1378/chest.10610
Text Size: A A A
Published online


PURPOSE: To study whether the clinico-pothologic characteristics of young lung cancer patients ≤40 years of age differ from those patients >40 years of age.

METHODS: Retrospective analysis was carried out to compare the clinico-pathologic features of 218 young patients (young group) with those of 944 older ones (elderly group) collected from the same period of time.

RESULTS: Young group, when compared with the older group, had more female (39%:27%, P<0.001), different constitution of pathological types (P<0.001) characterized with more adenocarcinoma (51%), more advanced-stage disease (76%:48%, P<0.001) and less patients underwent surgery (26.6%, P<0.001). Cough is the most common presentation (73.9%). Other symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness, loss of weight and haemoptysis are not common. Combined-modality therapy was not common used (20.2%) in the young group.

CONCLUSION: Younger patients with lung cancer present difference in clinico-pathologic features from the older ones. The definition-"the younger type of lung cancer" should be spread to raise the attentions.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: this can present the new character of lung cancer of younger pateits.

DISCLOSURE: Guifang Wang, No Financial Disclosure Information; No Product/Research Disclosure Information

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM




Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543