The incidence of cancer increases with age. Many older adults with cancer can tolerate treatment and enjoy prolongation of survival. Approaches to cancer treatment in the elderly can include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Decisions about cancer treatment in an older patient must be individualized based on the patient's life expectancy, functional status, comorbidities and preferences.
|Title of host publication||Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fifth Edition|
|Publisher||John Wiley and Sons|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Mar 12 2012|
- Geriatric oncology
- Radiation therapy