Malignancy in nonagenarians.

  • G Sclare
  • Published 1991 in Scottish medical journal


In a series of 143 necropsies on aged subjects, age range 90 to 100, 20 patients were found to have died of malignant disease and a further 16 patients had a total of 20 non-fatal malignant tumours. The rate of clinical recognition was lower than would be expected in other age groups. Adenocarcinomas of the digestive system predominated in the fatal group… (More)


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