Cancer chemotherapy in the older cancer patient

Ignazio Carreca, Lodovico Balducci

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Abstract

This article reviews the principles of systemic cancer treatment in older individuals. These include: assessment of physiologic age with a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), adjustment of chemotherapy doses to the patient's renal function, and prevention of myelotoxicity with hemopoietic growth factors. Other complications that become more common with age include mucositis, peripheral neuropathy and cardiomyopathy. Two chronic complications of chemotherapy become more common with age, including myelodysplasia and chronic cardiomyopathy. The goal of systemic cancer treatment in the older person should include prolongation of active life-expectancy and compression of morbidity in addition to prolongation of survival and symptom management.
Lingua originaleEnglish
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Numero di pagine9
RivistaUrologic Oncology
Volume27
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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Cardiomyopathies
Life Support Care
Geriatric Assessment
Drug Therapy
Mucositis
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Life Expectancy
Neoplasms
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Morbidity
Kidney
Survival
Therapeutics

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  • Oncology
  • Urology

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Cancer chemotherapy in the older cancer patient. / Carreca, Ignazio; Balducci, Lodovico.

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