The older cancer patient.

  title={The older cancer patient.},
  author={Heidi K. White and Harvey Jay Cohen},
  journal={The Nursing clinics of North America},
  volume={43 2},
Providing effective and tolerable cancer treatment for the growing number of older adult patients who have cancer requires an understanding of the role of aging, comorbidity, functional status, and frailty on treatment outcomes. The incorporation of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) into the care of older patients who have cancer ensures that the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial strengths and limitations of individual patients are considered in the development of treatment plans… CONTINUE READING

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