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Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 Feb;32(1):63-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2015.08.005. Epub 2015 Oct 13.

Long-term Toxicity of Cancer Treatment in Older Patients.

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1
Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 650 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725, USA.
2
Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 650 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725, USA. Electronic address: lichtmas@mskcc.org.

Abstract

With earlier cancer diagnosis among older patients with cancer, the possibility of curing cancer increases. However, cancer treatment may have a long-lasting impact on older cancer survivors. It is vital to screen, diagnose, and properly manage the long-term toxicities of cancer treatment in order to maintain the quality of life of older cancer survivors.

KEYWORDS:

Cancer treatment; Frailty; Older cancer survivors; Quality of life; Toxicity

PMID:
26614861
PMCID:
PMC4839483
DOI:
10.1016/j.cger.2015.08.005
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