Impact of Age on Long-Term Survival in Patients with Esophageal Cancer Who Underwent Transthoracic Esophagectomy.

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Summary of "Impact of Age on Long-Term Survival in Patients with Esophageal Cancer Who Underwent Transthoracic Esophagectomy."

Esophagectomy, which is one of the most invasive operations among gastrointestinal surgeries, deteriorates the physical condition of patients. Such deterioration may be severe in elderly patients and advanced age may negatively affect long-term survival. However, elderly patients are more likely to die from cancer-unrelated causes than younger patients. Therefore, when comparing the survival of elderly patients after cancer surgery with that of younger patients, it is necessary to control the influence of cancer-unrelated death. To address this problem, we calculated the relative survival and applied the excess hazard model to control the influence of competing risk of death from cancer.


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Name: Oncology
ISSN: 1423-0232
Pages: 1-6


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