Estimating Survival in Patients with Advanced Cancer using Multiple Prognostic Models

This calculator provides survival estimates for patients with advanced cancer based on multiple validated prognostic indices, including the Palliative Prognostic Score (PaP), Palliative Prognostic Score with Delirium (D-PaP), Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI), Performance Status-Based Palliative Prognostic Index (PS-PPI), and several Performance Status/Scales (KPS, PPS, and ECOG).

Intended only for patients with a survival of six months or less. Data is most valid in the one to three month range.

Enter as many variables as possible and this prognostic calculator will provide survival data based on published studies.

Enter as Much as You Can: Required For:
How Long do You Think the Patient Will Live? PaP, D-PaP
Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) Help? PPS, PPI
Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) Help? KPS, PaP, D-PaP
ECOG Performance Status Help? ECOG, PS-PPI
Oral Intake PPI, PS-PPI
Dyspnea at Rest PPI, PS-PPI, PaP, D-PaP
Delirium1 PPI, PS-PPI, D-PaP
Anorexia2 PaP, D-PaP
Total WBC (cell/cc) PaP, D-PaP
Lymphocyte Percentage PaP, D-PaP

  1. In the PPI delirium is counted as absent if it is due to a single medication. The D-PaP study makes no such allowance for medication induced delirium, hence there are three options.
  2. This is the clinical symptom of anorexia (ie, lack of appetite), not to be confused with cachexia or weight loss.