Radiation therapy in the elderly: more side effects and complications?

  • J Gomez-Millan
  • Published 2009 in Critical reviews in oncology/hematology


Aging is associated with physiological changes and comorbid illnesses, which may affect an individual's tolerance to radiation. There is the belief that a relationship exists between age and radiation toxicity and therefore non-curative schemes are offered to older patients. Preclinical studies show that normal tissue radiation-induced toxicity differs… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2008.11.004


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