VERONICA CALBOREAN, VICTOR GHEORMAN, RAZAN AL NAMAT, IRINA MIHAELA CAZACU, PETER VARJU, NOEMI GEDE, COSTIN TEODOR STREBA, CRISTIN CONSTANTIN VERE, DAN IONUT GHEONEA, VALERIU GHEORMAN, CRISTINA LUNGULESCU, CRISTIAN VIRGIL LUNGULESCU THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STRESS LEVEL AND LABORATORY PARAMETERS, SEX, AGE AND STAGE DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH DIGESTIVE AND BRONCHOPULMONARY NEOPLASMS We conducted a prospective study to determine whether there is a possible correlation between stress level and age, sex, cancer site, disease stage and to explore whether stress level changed during each visit. Patients diagnosed with digestive or bronchopulmonary neoplasms over a period of 6 months were included in our study. The level of stress for each patient was investigated using a questionnaire developed by an authorized psychiatrist. The questionnaire comprised 10 items and the score for each component ranged from 0 to 3, a higher score indicating a higher level of stress. For the purpose of this study, a score > 20 indicated a high level of stress. Each patient included in our study completed the questionnaire during three consecutive visits in our department. Our study revealed a statistically significant association between age and stress level, whereas no correlation was found between stress level and laboratory parameters, tumor site and disease stage.