Surgical management of the older patient with cancer

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In the first 50 years of the new millennium, the percentage of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double [50] from 35 million to 70 million. Since the incidence of cancer increases exponentially with advancing age, it is expected that there will be a significant swell in the number of elderly patients diagnosed with cancer. It is projected that by the year 2030, the number of cancers in the elderly will reach 1.5 million [127] and will exceed 2.6 million by 2050 [50].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeriatric Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationTreatment, Assessment and Management
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9780387890692
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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