Life expectancy, comorbidity and quality of life: the treatment equation in the older cancer patients.

@article{Repetto2001LifeEC,
  title={Life expectancy, comorbidity and quality of life: the treatment equation in the older cancer patients.},
  author={Lazzaro M Repetto and Danila Comandini and Serafina Mammoliti},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
With ageing, function preservation and maintenance of quality of life represent a major goal in an increasing proportion of patients. Life expectancy is a function of age, comorbidity, disability and cancer type and stage. Decision-making involves a delicate balance among all these factors, evaluation of treatment related complications of the overall effects of cancer and cancer treatment on the patients' quality of life. Despite several instruments for the assessment of quality of life being… CONTINUE READING