Assessment of surgical treatment and postoperative nutrition in gastric cancer patients older than 80 years.

@article{Nakanoko2015AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of surgical treatment and postoperative nutrition in gastric cancer patients older than 80 years.},
  author={Tomonori Nakanoko and Yoshihiro Kakeji and Koji Ando and Yuichiro Nakashima and Kippei Ohgaki and Yasue Kimura and Hiroshi Saeki and Eiji Oki and Masaru Morita and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={511-5}
}
BACKGROUND A gastrectomy for gastric cancer is sometimes required in patients older than 80 years due to the continuously increasing age of society. However, if a gastrectomy worsens the postoperative quality of life and daily activity in elderly patients because of poor nutrition, the procedure may not always be a useful treatment strategy. PATIENTS AND… CONTINUE READING