Surgical considerations in older adults with cancer Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • Surgery remains the best modality for treatment of solid tumors, and chronologic age alone should not be a determinant for treatment decisions. With adequate perioperative risk stratification, functional assessment, and oncologic prognostication, elderly patients with cancer can do as well in terms of morbidity and mortality as their younger counterparts. If surgery is determined to be the appropriate treatment modality, patients should not be denied this option because of their age.

publication date

  • August 20, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2014.55.0962

PubMed ID

  • 25071124

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2647

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 32

number

  • 24