Geriatric Oncology: Treatment, Assessment and Management by Arti Hurria
Cancer and aging are linked in an integrated way. The rate of cancer and mortality increases with age, with most cancers diagnosed and deaths occurring in patients aged 65 years…
Geriatric Oncology synopsis
Cancer and aging are linked in an integrated way. The rate of cancer and mortality increases with age, with most cancers diagnosed and deaths occurring in patients aged 65 years or older.
Boomer's age increase, combined with a general increase in life expectancy, would double the population of the United States over the age of 65 by 2030. This demographic shift along with the association known as cancer and aging is expected to lead to rapid Older patients with cancer.
It is clear that the principles of aging must become part of the care of tumors. Assessing and developing recommendations for treating an elderly adult with cancer can be challenging for several reasons.
Biologically affected tumors and response to treatment by age. In addition, age-related factors may affect treatment patterns, tolerance, and effectiveness.
These age-related factors include deteriorating functional status, common conditions of illness, changes in cognitive functions, weakening of the function of the organ, reduced physiological reserve, and the failure of social support.
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