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Table 3 An overview of patients’ and spouses’ self-reported diagnoses

From: “Non-palliative care” – a qualitative study of older cancer patients’ and their family members’ experiences with the health care system

Patients Spouses
Cancer type Other diseases Other diseases
Lung 7 Cardiovascular diseases 10 4
Prostata 6 Polymyalgia 1  
Breast 1 Hearing impairment 4 1
Colon 6 Musculoskeletal diseases 9 6
Amyliose 1 Mental disease 1  
Gynaecological 1 Cerebral diseases 4 2
Mole 2 Renal failure 1 1
Bone marrow 1 COPD, asthma 3  
CML 1 Diabetes 2 2
Myelomatosis 1 Vision impairment 1  
Unknown 1 Crohn’s syndrome 1