Management of gastrointestinal cancer in elderly patients Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aging
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • It is very important in elderly patients with higher risk of toxicity, to distinguish the aim of cancer treatment: is it curative or palliative? Furthermore, in this type of patients the most important target is probably maintaining the quality of life especially in gastric and pancreatic cancer that often started as advanced disease. For these valuation chronological age alone is not sufficient. Another very important factor in elderly cancer patients is the geriatric assessment including not only age but also functional, social and mental status.

publication date

  • October 30, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Report

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1364

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 21

number

  • 9