Management of Cancer in the Older Patient
Expert Consult - Online and Print
Management of Cancer in the Older Patient, by Drs. Arash Naeim, David Reuben, and Patricia Ganz, offers the help you need to effectively diagnose, refer, and manage cancer in geriatric patients. You’ll see how to provide effective cancer screening; refer your patients to the right oncologist; deal with comorbidities, frailties, and other complications; navigate end-of-life issues; and much more. A templated, user-friendly format, both in print and online at www.expertconsult.com, makes it easy to find and apply the answers you need.
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See how to best manage geriatric cancer patients with help from leading specialists in both geriatrics and oncology
Make informed decisions as to when to refer patients to specialists.
Provide the supportive care your patients and their families need on issues such as such as mental health, pain, fatigue, nausea, insomnia, nutri
Be prepared to help cancer survivors navigate their after-treatment care including adjuvant therapy, side effects, second cancers, quality of life, and other concerns.
Offer accurate guidance on ethical issues like competency, end of life, hospice, the role of the caregiver, and more
"The chapters are well organized, and most include an extensive list of references that can be accessed from the online companion text available on the ExpertConsult website. Links to the PubMed listing of each reference are included, as are high-quality electronic versions of the tables and images featured in the text. Geriatricians, oncologists, and other specialists who care for older patients with cancer may find that the text provides only a basic review but have the ability to easily explore particular topics in much greater detail using the listed references. The online companion text also includes web resources and suggested readings for each chapter.
Management of Cancer in the Older Patientis easy to read, covers an impressive range of topics in basic detail, and will be a useful resource for primary care physicians treating and supporting these patients. Oncologists, geriatricians, and other specialists who treat older patients with cancer will appreciate the emphasis placed on the complex clinical and social situations that these patients face, as well as the authors' call for a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to care."
By Arash Naeim, MD, PhD, Director, Geriatric Oncology Program, Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA; David Reuben, MD, Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Director, Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA and Patricia Ganz