Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly

  • Kok-Yang Tan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kenneth Mak
    Pages 1-8
  3. Emile Chung-Hou Woo, Kok-Yang Tan
    Pages 19-31
  4. Frédérique Retornaz, Maud Cécile, Howard Bergman
    Pages 33-45
  5. Isaac Seow-En, Francis Seow-Choen
    Pages 47-55
  6. Mary Rockwood Lane, Michael Samuels, Emi Lenes
    Pages 57-71
  7. Lawrence Tan
    Pages 73-81
  8. Kok-Yang Tan, Phyllis Xiu-Zhuang Tan
    Pages 83-92
  9. Phyllis Xiu-Zhuang Tan, Gek-Choo Chua
    Pages 121-140
  10. Kylie Ka-Fai Siu, Barbara Chun-Sian Wee, Candice Kai-Ni Yeo, Clare Mullarkey, Gregory Jia-Chyi Fam, Sharon Cheng-Kuan Lim
    Pages 141-150
  11. Woon-Chai Yong, Norhisham bin Main, Laurence Tan, James Low, Song-Chiek Quah
    Pages 183-199
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book

Introduction

As the population ages, clinicians are facing an increasing number of elderly patients with colorectal cancer. Disease management in these patients poses a unique challenge as they have more comorbidities and lower functional reserves. In addition, the treatment goals may differ from those in younger patients. Appropriate management of elderly patients demands a greater understanding of not only the physiological changes but also issues related to the delivery of holistic care.

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.

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.

Keywords

Colorectal Surgery Geriatric patients Palliative care Surgical quality Transdisciplinary care

Editors and affiliations

  • Kok-Yang Tan
    • 1
  1. 1., SurgeryKhoo Teck Puat HospitalSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29883-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29882-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29883-7
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