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Table 2 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Patients in the Study.

From: The development of the Canberra symptom scorecard: a tool to monitor the physical symptoms of patients with advanced tumours

Characteristic Outpatients, n = 44 (%)
   Median age (range) 60 (39–81) years
   Male 26 (59)
   English as first language 38 (86)
   ECOG performance status 0–1 30 (68)
Current Treatment(s)  
   Chemotherapy 29 (66)
   Radiation therapy 10 (22)
   Symptomatic therapy 15 (35)
   Herbal medicine 3 (7)
   Hormone therapy 2 (5)
Primary Tumour Site  
   Colorectal cancer 14 (32)
   Non small cell lung cancer 5 (12)
   Breast cancer 5 (12)
   Small cell lung cancer 2 (5)
   Non Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 (5)
   CNS (glioblastoma multiforme) 2 (5)
   Prostate cancer 2 (5)
   Other 12 (24)