Cancer and Ageing

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780470683934
StatePublished - Mar 12 2012


  • Ageing
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Elderly
  • Geriatric oncology
  • Malignancy
  • Neoplasm
  • Oncology
  • Radiation therapy

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    Wildes, T. M. (2012). Cancer and Ageing. In Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine: Fifth Edition (Vol. 2, pp. 1317-1331). John Wiley and Sons.