Guidelines for breast cancer therapy in the elderly

G. Ausili-Cefaro, M. Aapro, F. Nole, P. Pacini

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Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common neoplasm in females. In elderly women the diagnosis is based on the same procedures used in younger women. Mammography is the fundamental screening exam. The diagnostic accuracy based on the objective exam, mammography and cytology is around 100% as reported in literature. In elderly women the major drawback is that they are usually excluded form programs of screening and early diagnosis; however treatment parameters should be similar to those used in younger patients keeping in mind the patient general condition and the impact of life expectancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalRays - International Journal of Radiological Sciences
Volume24
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Elderly patients
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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