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Title Management of gynecological cancers in older women / Stuart M. Lichtman, Riccardo A. Audisio, editors
Published London ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Contents Background and Epidemiology / Nicole P.M. Ezendam -- Pathology of Gynecologic Cancer / Deborah DeLair -- Geriatric Issues in Ovarian Cancer / Miriam Rodin -- Geriatric Assessment for the Oncologist / Allison Magnuson, Supriya Mohile -- Pharmacology of Chemotherapy / Christopher B. Steer -- Preoperative Risk Assessment / Siri Rostoft Kristjansson -- Genetics and Gynecological Cancer / Beth Overmoyer -- Radiotherapy / Athina Markouizou -- Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms and Presentation / Barbara Goff -- Ovarian Cancer: Surgical Considerations / Kara C. Long, Dennis S. Chi -- Ovarian Cancer: Primary Chemotherapy / William P. Tew -- Relapse: Surgical Considerations and Secondary Cytoreduction / Sara M. Jordan -- Ovarian Cancer Relapse: Experimental Therapies / Melina Shoni, Ursula A. Matulonis -- Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer in Older Women / Nuria Romero, Franco Muggia -- Treatment of Endometrial Cancer in the Geriatric Patient / Kathleen N. Moore -- Treatment of Advanced Stage and Recurrent Endometrial Cancer in Elderly Women / Nita Karnik Lee -- Cervical Cancer in the Elderly: Staging and Surgical Management / Amanda L. Jackson, Linda Van Le -- Cervical Cancer: Advanced Stage and Relapse Treatment -- Standard and Experimental Therapy / Kimberly L. Levinson -- Vulval and Vaginal Cancer / Niyati Nadkarni, Amina Ahmed -- Uterine Sarcomas in the Elderly / Robert G. Maki
Summary The risk of cancer increases with age and the number of older adults seeking treatment is rising dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of variation in the biology of the tumor, age-related variation in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. Management of Gynecological Cancers in Older Women focuses on treatment strategies of gynecological cancers and provides guidance on the issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the care of older women, therapeutics, and psychosocial considerations. This book offers a thorough review of current approaches to treating older gynecological cancer patients, detailing the special issues and considerations involved. The discipline-spanning coverage outlines best practice and proposes topics for future research. The second volume in the Management of Cancer in Older People series, this book will be of interest to all surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, gerontologists, gynecologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of elderly gynecological cancer patients
Analysis Medicine
Cancer -- Surgery
Medicine & Public Health
Surgical Oncology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Generative organs, Female -- Cancer -- Treatment.
Geriatric gynecology.
Urogenital Neoplasms -- therapy.
Aged, 80 and over.
Form Electronic book
Author Lichtman, Stuart M.
Audisio, Riccardo A.
ISBN 9781447146056 (electronic bk.)
1447146050 (electronic bk.)