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Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly

Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly by Kok-Yang Tan
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As the population ages, clinicians are facing an increasing number of elderly patients with colorectal cancer. These patients pose unique challenges as they have more comorbidities and lower functional reserves. In addition, the treatment goals may differ from those in younger patients. This book discusses in depth the different aspects of management of colorectal cancer in the elderly. After the provision of pertinent background information on the normal physiology of aging, screening and diagnosis are discussed. Subsequent chapters focus on a range of issues associated with the surgical and perioperative care of these patients and with adjuvant treatment and palliative care. Each chapter provides helpful take-home messages in bullet point form, and numerous informative figures and tables are also included. The authors are surgeons, physicians, anesthetists, geriatricians, oncologists, and allied health professionals with extensive experience in the field.

Springer Berlin Heidelberg; September 2012
206 pages; ISBN 9783642298837
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Title: Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly
Author: Kok-Yang Tan
 
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3642298834
9783642298820
9783642298837