Evaluation of Platelet Indices in Lung Cancer Patients


Background: In this study, we aimed to determine platelet indices such as platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), Plateletcrit (PCT) platelet count (PLT) in lung cancer cases, and evaluate any relationships between these parameters and stage or histologic types. Materials and
Methods: This retrospective study covered 44 lung cancer patients and 47 healthy subjects. Platelet indices including PLT, PCT, MPV, PDW were estimated and compared with normal subjects. The results were evaluated statistically.
Results: The PDW value was significantly higher in the cancer group compared to the control group; however, the values for PCT and MPV were lower.
Conclusions: We suggest potential use of platelet indices in diagnosis of lung cancer.