Management of Gynecological Cancers in Older Women

  • Stuart M. Lichtman
  • Riccardo A. Audisio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nicole P. M. Ezendam, Lonneke V. van de Poll-Franse, Jan-Willem Coebergh
    Pages 1-20
  3. Deborah DeLair
    Pages 21-38
  4. Miriam Rodin
    Pages 39-61
  5. Allison Magnuson, Supriya Mohile
    Pages 63-82
  6. Christopher B. Steer, Gabriel W. H. Mak
    Pages 83-98
  7. Siri Rostoft Kristjansson, Monica Ramello, Riccardo A. Audisio
    Pages 99-105
  8. Beth Overmoyer
    Pages 107-122
  9. Athina Markouizou
    Pages 123-138
  10. Barbara Goff
    Pages 139-149
  11. Kara C. Long, Dennis S. Chi
    Pages 151-170
  12. William P. Tew
    Pages 171-181
  13. Sara M. Jordan, Robert E. Bristow
    Pages 183-198
  14. Melina Shoni, Ursula A. Matulonis
    Pages 199-228
  15. Nuria Romero, Franco Muggia
    Pages 229-242
  16. Amanda L. Jackson, Linda Van Le
    Pages 277-294
  17. Niyati Nadkarni, Amina Ahmed
    Pages 307-318

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Cervical Cancer Endometrial Cancer Geroncology Ovarian Cancer Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart M. Lichtman
    • 1
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterCommackUSA
  2. 2.University of Liverpool, St Helens TeachSt HelensUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4605-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2215-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4605-6
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