Breast cancer management in the elderly.

Breast cancer management in the elderly. Clin Transl Oncol. 2013 Oct 2; Authors: Luque M, Arranz F, Cueva JF, de Juan A, García-Teijido P, Calvo L, Peláez I, García-Palomo A, García-Mata J, Antolín S, García-Estévez L, Fernández Y Abstract The increase in life expectancy in the western world means that we are faced with patients diagnosed with breast cancer in old age with increasing frequency. The management of these cases is a challenge for the oncologist, who must take into account the conditions associated with advanced age and the lack of trials in this population. In this review, we addressed the incorporation of geriatric assessment methods that may be useful in making decisions, the particular biological characteristics of breast cancer in elderly patients and their treatment in both localized and advanced disease. Finally, we collected recommendations based on scientific evidence regarding the monitoring and life-style after finishing treatment. PMID: 24085574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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