Geriatric Oncology

Geriatric Oncology

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A review of current information on the effects of age on tolerance of antineoplastic treatment, this book looks at the management of common malignancies, and examines the influence of age on treatment choice. Information on patients, disease and treatment has been prefaced by a chapter devoted to decision analysis which, the authors feel, is invaluable in the planning of the most favourable course of action in complex clinical situations, such as those involving elderly cancer patients.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 116 illustrations, 124 tables
  • 0397512104
  • 9780397512102

Table of contents

Ageing and cancer overview; epidemiology; biology of ageing and cancer; cancer prevention and early detection; management of cancer in the older patients; management of specific tumour; supportive care and family issues.
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