Myelosuppression and its consequences in elderly patients with cancer.

Abstract

Cancer is a disease of the elderly, and its incidence and mortality increase with age. The number of persons with cancer is expected to double between 2000 and 2050, from 1.3 million to 2.6 million, with the elderly accounting for most of this increase. Studies have shown that otherwise-healthy older patients treated with chemotherapy of similar intensity… (More)

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