ESMO Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient

1st Edition

Dirk Schrijvers, Matti Aapro, Branko Zakotnik, Riccardo Audisio, Hendrik van Halteren, Hurria Arti

CRC Press
Published May 20, 2010
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9781841847092 - CAT# H100103
Series: European Society for Medical Oncology Handbooks

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Summary

The incidence of cancer in senior patients has been increasing worldwide. This book reflects the state of the art in the management of senior adults with cancer. The contributors discuss epidemiology, evaluation, surgical and radiotherapy treatment, hormonal and cytotoxic treatment, and specific cancers such as lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, bladder, gynecological, and renal cell cancer. The book also examines psychological, social, and ethical aspects, as well as the role of the multidisciplinary team. Designed to help clinicians with the delicate decision-making process, it should lead to the best therapy adapted not only to the disease but also the patient.

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