The risk of cancer increases with age, and the number of older adults seeking treatment is increasing dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of differences in the biology of the tumor, age-related differences in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. This book focuses on the management of hematological cancer and provides guidance on the management issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the management of older people, therapeutics and psychosocial considerations.
Draws from an international pool of expert contributors
Addresses the very specific issues and considerations in treating hematological cancer in the older patient
Offers a multidisciplinary perspective, providing the reader with the big picture in hematological cancer care for elderly patients
This book focuses on the management of hematological cancer and provides guidance on the management issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the management of older people, therapeutics and psychosocial considerations.
Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People aims to provide an up-to-date review of the literature in each of the major areas relating to the management of older hematological cancer patients, and makes recommendations for best practice and future research. The authors come from a broad geographic spread including the UK, mainland Europe and North America to ensure a worldwide relevance.
Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People will appeal to surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
1. Haematological Malignancies in the Elderly: The epidemiological Perspective.- 2. Anemia, Fatigue & Aging.- 3. Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Older Patients.- 4. Acute Myeloid Leukemia.- 5. Chronic myelogeneous leukemia.- 6. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms.- 7. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.- 8. Indolent Lymphomas in Older Patients.- 9. Mantel Cell Lymphoma.- 10. Hodgkin Lymphoma in the Elderly.- 11. Diffuse large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma (DLBCL- NHL).- 12. Multiple Myeloma.- 13. Geriatric Assessment.- 14. Nursing Issues.- 15. General considerations on treatment in older patients with haematological malignancies.- 16. General Consideration on Radiotherapy in older patients with haematological malignancies.- 17. Supportive Care in older patients with haematological malignancies.- 18. Patients reported outcome / Quality of life.- 19. Palliative care issues.