Onkologicky nemocný senior

Title in English The most common complications of oncological treatment in geriatric patients


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Web https://www.prolekare.cz/casopisy/geriatrie-gerontologie
Keywords geriatric patients; geriatric onkology; geriatric giant syndromes; complications; treatments
Description With increasing life expectancy, improving diagnostics and anticancer treatment, seniors with multiple chronic diseases are also entering cancer care. These patients are at risk of developing geriatric giant syndromes as instability and falls, deliria and complications connected with imobility. This article offers the review of characteristic features of malignancies in elderly as a result of commulation of common involution changes combined with pathophysiological mechanisms caused by tumor an its therapy. Attention is paid to impact of appetite loss, anemia, dehydration, thromboembolic and septic complications.
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