Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in qualification for palliative chemotherapy
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More than a half of new cancer cases affects elderly people. The number of patients in that group is constantly raising. Geriatric patients with cancer are very ununiform group with their biological age, comorbidities and conditions. The risk of the treatment’s toxicity in that group is increased due to loss of organ reserves. Based not only on metrical age or performance status but using precise assessment aids with choosing proper treatment this lowers the complication rate. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional tool that helps assess elderly patients including daily living, physical status, cognitive functions, depression, nutrition and comorbidities. The following describes utility of CGA in 77-year-old male with colon cancer being qualified for palliative chemotherapy
- 1. Oncology Department with Hematological Subdivision, Provincial Specialist Hospital No. 3 in Rybnik. 2. Chair and Department of Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
- Oncology Department with Hematological Subdivision, Provincial Specialist Hospital No. 3 in Rybnik
- Chair and Department of Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
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