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Elderly patients treatment with non-small-cell lung cancer

Dariusz M. Kowalski, Maciej Krzakowski
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2012;8(1):28-35.

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Abstract

Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from malignant neoplasms. Non-small-cell lung cancer
(NSCLC) is diagnosed in the vast majority (80–85%) of patients. When treatment decisions are being
made — in addition to classical prognostic factors (performance status, clinical stage or weight loss)
— in elderly patients additional factors should be considered. These include co-morbidities, functional
status, mental status, cognitive status, nutritional status and demand for social assistance. These are
known elements for comprehensive geriatric assessment and may affect survival of patients with NSCLC.
The paper presents various methods of treatment non-small-cell lung cancer in terms of patient’s age.

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from malignant neoplasms. Non-small-cell lung cancer
(NSCLC) is diagnosed in the vast majority (80–85%) of patients. When treatment decisions are being
made — in addition to classical prognostic factors (performance status, clinical stage or weight loss)
— in elderly patients additional factors should be considered. These include co-morbidities, functional
status, mental status, cognitive status, nutritional status and demand for social assistance. These are
known elements for comprehensive geriatric assessment and may affect survival of patients with NSCLC.
The paper presents various methods of treatment non-small-cell lung cancer in terms of patient’s age.
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Keywords

non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), elderly patients, chermotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy

About this article
Title

Elderly patients treatment with non-small-cell lung cancer

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2012)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

28-35

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2012;8(1):28-35.

Keywords

non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
elderly patients
chermotherapy
targeted therapy
radiotherapy

Authors

Dariusz M. Kowalski
Maciej Krzakowski

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