Publication details

Senior s onkologickým onemocněním

Title in English Elderly patient with cancer
Authors

MATĚJOVSKÁ KUBEŠOVÁ Hana

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Onkologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Keywords elderly patient; polypharmacotherapy, cancer in senior; complex geriatric assessement; geriatric syndromes
Description This article offers the review of characteristic features of malignancies in elderly as a result of commulation of common involution changes combined with pathophysiological mechanisms caused by tumor and its therapy. Attention is paid to impact of appetite loss, anaemia, dehydration, thromboembolic and septic complications. With increasing life expectancy, improving diagnostics and anticancer treatment, seniors with multiple chronic diseases are also entering cancer care. These patients are at risk of developing geriatric giant syndromes as instability and falls, deliria and complications connected with imobility.
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