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Table 1 Cumulative percentage of cancer patients with at least one ED visit by time from diagnosis [17]

From: Recognizing the emergency department’s role in oncologic care: a review of the literature on unplanned acute care

Cancer type Time from diagnosis
30 days 180 days 365 days
All 17 35, 44–69 [44] 44
Bladder 21 44 54
Brain 39 60 68
Breast 5 22 31, 15–21 [43]
Colon 20 41 49, 55 [19]
Digestive 26 54 63
Endocrine 7 19 25
Eye 6 18 26
Gynecological 17 36 44
Hodgkin lymphoma 18 43 46
Ill-defined/unknown 36 53 57
Leukemia 26 45 53
Liver 29 54 63
Lung 30 55 64
Male genital (non-prostate) 16 28 36
Melanoma 5 14 22
Myeloma 28 53 63
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 22 44 51
Oral 12 39 48
Other 20 42 53
Pancreas 37 62 69
Prostate 6 17 25
Respiratory (non-lung) 18 43 52
Stomach 27 55 63
Urinary 21 39 47
  1. These estimates are from four population-based studies that provide data on ED visits by cancer patients and time from diagnosis. Unless specified, data are derived from California state-based data from 2009 to 2010 [17]