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Management of gynecological cancers in older women

Author: Stuart M Lichtman; Riccardo A Audisio
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart M Lichtman; Riccardo A Audisio
ISBN: 9781447146056 1447146050
OCLC Number: 824502718
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: Stuart M. Lichtman, Riccardo A. Audisio, editors.


With a multidisciplinary perspective and up-to-date commentary from international experts, this book addresses issues and considerations in treating gynecological cancers in older patients, and sets  Read more...
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