Handbook of Geriatric Oncology (PDF Book)


Format : Publisher PDF

This book is a practical resource for oncologists and related clinicians who want to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care to the elderly cancer patient. It covers topics like the physiologic changes of aging and their effect on cancer, social and psychological aspects that accompany aging and a cancer diagnosis, assessment of frailty, managing comorbid conditions and diseases, effective communication among health care providers, the patient and caregivers, as well as the risks and benefits of cancer screening. It also includes practical guidance on when to treat and when not to treat cancer in older patients and discusses unique factors associated with breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancers, and myelodysplastic syndromes in the elderly that impact care plans and treatment. The eBook is 394 pages long and was published in May 2017 by Demos Medical.