The behavior of Turkish cancer patients in fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Tas F., Karabulut S., Ciftci R., Yildiz İ. , Keskin S., Kilic L. , ...More

Japanese journal of clinical oncology, vol.44, no.8, pp.705-10, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jjco/hyu070
  • Title of Journal : Japanese journal of clinical oncology
  • Page Numbers: pp.705-10


Objective: Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the major obligations for all adult Muslims. We performed a survey of Turkish Muslim cancer patients to examine the extent of their fasting status and to compare various clinical characteristics of fasting and non-fasting cancer patients during the month of Ramadan.