Cancer in the elderly.

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A considerable knowledge has been collected in the last 20 years through retrospective and prospective trials on the medical management of cancer in older patients. Today a better approach to prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-related complications in older patients is provided by specific guide-lines.In this review, a synthetic information on the medical treatment specifically required by patients with age associated conditions for the most common tumor types (breast, non-small-cell lung prostate, colrectal cancer, and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalInternal and Emergency Medicine
Volume6 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


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