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ESMO Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient

1st Edition

Edited by Dirk Schrijvers, Matti Aapro, Branko Zakotnik, Riccardo Audisio, Hendrik van Halteren, Hurria Arti

CRC Press

168 pages

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Paperback: 9781841847092
pub: 2010-05-20
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pub: 2010-05-20
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The incidence of cancer in senior patients has been increasing worldwide. This book reflects the state of the art in the management of senior adults with cancer. The contributors discuss epidemiology, evaluation, surgical and radiotherapy treatment, hormonal and cytotoxic treatment, and specific cancers such as lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, b

Table of Contents

Introduction. Cancer Epidemiology . Evaluation of the Senior Cancer Patient: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Screening Tools for the Elderly. Frailty in the Elderly. Surgical Treatment. Radiotherapy in the Elderly Cancer Patient. Hormonal Anticancer Treatment in the Senior Cancer Patient. Cytotoxic and Targeted Anticancer Treatment in the Senior Cancer Patient. Treatment of Lymphoma in the Elderly Population. Management of Myeloproliferative Diseases in Senior Patients. Myelodysplastic Syndromes in the Senior Patient. Breast Cancer in the Senior Patient. Lung Cancer in the Elderly. Colorectal Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Bladder Cancer. Gynecological Cancer in the Senior Patient. Head and Neck Cancer in the Elderly. Renal Cell Cancer. Psychological Problems in Older Cancer Patients. Social and Ethical Aspects. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MEDICAL / Oncology