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Title Colorectal cancer in the elderly / Kok-Yang Tan, editor
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2013]
©2013
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Contents The Normal Physiology of Aging / Kenneth Mak -- Screening, Diagnosis, and Investigations for Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly / Shingo Tsujinaka and Yutaka J. Kawamura -- Risk Stratification for Elderly Surgery / Emile Chung-Hou Woo and Kok-Yang Tan -- Rational Approach to Cancer in the Elderly / Frédérique Retornaz, Maud Cécile and Howard Bergman -- Surgical Considerations Prior to Colorectal Cancer Surgery / Isaac Seow-En and Francis Seow-Choen -- Psychosocial Considerations Prior to Surgery / Mary Rockwood Lane, Michael Samuels and Emi Lenes -- Prehabilitation / Lawrence Tan -- Transdisciplinary Care for Elderly Surgical Patients / Kok-Yang Tan and Phyllis Xiu-Zhuang Tan -- Anesthesia and Intraoperative Care of Elderly Surgery Patients / Edwin Seet and Frances Chung -- Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly Patients / Fumio Konishi -- Truths and Myths of Postoperative Care for the Elderly / William J. Speake -- Nursing Care of the Elderly Surgical Patients / Phyllis Xiu-Zhuang Tan and Gek-Choo Chua -- Returning to Premorbid Function After Colorectal Surgery in the Elderly / Kylie Ka-Fai Siu, Barbara Chun-Sian Wee, Candice Kai-Ni Yeo, Clare Mullarkey and Gregory Jia-Chyi Fam, et al. -- Perioperative Urinary Problems in Older Surgical Patients / Terence Tang -- Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Senior Patients After Resection of Colon Cancer / Simon Yew-Kuang Ong -- Palliative Care for the Elderly with Colorectal Cancer / Woon-Chai Yong, Norhisham bin Main, Laurence Tan, James Low and Song-Chiek Quah
Summary As the population ages, clinicians are facing an increasing number of elderly patients with colorectal cancer. Disease management in these patients poses a unique challenge as they have more comorbidities and lower functional reserves. In addition, the treatment goals may differ from those in younger patients. Appropriate management of elderly patients demands a greater understanding of not only the physiological changes but also issues related to the delivery of holistic care. This book discusses in depth the different aspects of management of colorectal cancer in the elderly. After the provision of pertinent background information on the normal physiology of aging, screening and diagnosis are discussed. Subsequent chapters focus on a range of issues associated with the surgical and perioperative care of these patients and with adjuvant treatment and palliative care. Each chapter provides helpful take-home messages in bullet point form, and numerous informative figures and tables are also included. The authors are surgeons, physicians, anesthetists, geriatricians, oncologists, and allied health professionals with extensive experience in the field. This book discusses in depth the different aspects of management of colorectal cancer in the elderly. After the provision of pertinent background information on the normal physiology of aging, screening and diagnosis are discussed. Subsequent chapters focus on a range of issues associated with the surgical and perioperative care of these patients and with adjuvant treatment and palliative care. Each chapter provides helpful take-home messages in bullet point form, and numerous informative figures and tables are also included. The authors are surgeons, physicians, anesthetists, geriatricians, oncologists, and allied health professionals with extensive experience in the field
Analysis Medicine
Geriatrics
Oncology
Cancer -- Surgery
Colon (Anatomy) -- Surgery
Geriatrics/Gerontology
Surgical Oncology
Colorectal Surgery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geriatric oncology.
Colon (Anatomy) -- Cancer -- Surgery.
Rectum -- Cancer -- Surgery.
Colorectal Neoplasms.
Aged.
Patient Care.
Form Electronic book
Author Tan, Kok-Yang.
ISBN 9783642298837 (electronic bk.)
3642298834 (electronic bk.)
3642298826 (Cloth)
9783642298820 (Cloth)