Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly

Editors: Tan, Kok-Yang (Ed.)

  • Discusses in depth the different aspects of management of colorectal cancer in the elderly
  • Provides detailed coverage of the emerging field of perioperative care of geriatric patients, which combines research from surgery and the field of geriatric medicine
  • Highlights take-home messages in each chapter
  • Includes numerous informative figures and tables
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About this book

As the population ages, clinicians are facing an increasing number of elderly patients with colorectal cancer. These patients pose unique challenges as they have more comorbidities and lower functional reserves. In addition, the treatment goals may differ from those in younger patients. 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.

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“This book covers colorectal cancer in the elderly by reviewing normal physiology in aging patients, preoperative considerations, postoperative management and complications, and interdisciplinary care. … Practitioners of general surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, and medical oncology particularly will appreciate this book, as will trainees in these specialties. … Overall, the book does a nice job of providing a resource for readers who are looking for a focused, easy-to-read treatise on this subject.” (John W. Cromwell, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Normal Physiology of Aging

    Mak, Kenneth

    Pages 1-8

  • Screening, Diagnosis, and Investigations for Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly

    Tsujinaka, Shingo (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • Risk Stratification for Elderly Surgery

    Woo, Emile Chung-Hou (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Rational Approach to Cancer in the Elderly

    Retornaz, Frédérique (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • Surgical Considerations Prior to Colorectal Cancer Surgery

    Seow-En, Isaac (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-29883-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-29882-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44809-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colorectal Cancer in the Elderly
Editors
  • Kok-Yang Tan
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29883-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29883-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29882-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44809-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 208
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