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

TAŞ 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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jjco/hyu070
  • Journal Name: Japanese journal of clinical oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.705-10
  • Keywords: cancer patients, fasting, Ramadan, Turkish, Muslim
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


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.