Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women offers the reader evidence-based clinical knowledge of older patients suffering from breast cancer. It presents the most up-to-date research and clinical knowledge from the leading specialists across a range of fields that come into contact with older breast cancer patients.Multidisciplinary in its approach, this book covers all the bases for managing breast cancer in older women. The full armament of therapeutic options is presented, as well as the epidemiology of the disease in older women and the specific psychosocial considerations for older patients. Medical oncologists, gerontologists and all involved in the management of older breast cancer patients will benefit from having this unique and important work on their shelf.Table of contents Part I: Background and Epidemiology.- Basic Science of Breast Cancer in Older Patients.- Tumor Biology and Pathology.- Clinical Epidemiology and the Impact of Co-Morbidity on Survival.- Part II: Special Considerations in the Management of Older Women.- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- A Practical Mini-Guide to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.- Physiological Effects of Aging on Systemic Treatment: Impact on Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Breast Cancer Medication.- Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Breast Cancer.- Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Elderly Breast Cancer Clinic: Using the Right Specialists, in the Same Place, with Time.- Part III: Therapeutics.- Mammographic Breast Screening in the Elderly.- Primary Endocrine Therapy for the Treatment of Early Breast Cancer in Older Women.- Per-operative Radiotherapy.- General and Local Anesthetics.- The Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in Elderly Women.- Breast Reconstruction.- Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy.- Adjuvant Chemotherapy.- Adjuvant Radiotherapy.- Prevention and Treatment of Skeletal Complications.- Medical Management of Advanced Diseases.- The Use of Chemotherapy in Elderly Cancer Patients: Dose Adjusting, Drug Interactions and Polypharmacy.- Part IV: Psychosocial Considerations.- Delayed Presentation of Breast Cancer in Older Women.- Patient Decision Making.- Culture, Ethnicity and Race: Persistent Disparities in Older Women with Breast Cancer.- Supportive, Palliative Care and End of life Care for Older Breast Cancer Patients.
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Titolo: Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina rigida
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