Treating elderly patients with breast cancer
With an aging population, the management of elderly patients with breast cancer is recognised as an area of increasing concern. This population, however, represents a heterogeneous group whom, on the basis of age alone should not be denied any appropriate interventions in the management of their breast cancer. This article reviews the current issues in treating these patients and the paucity of evidence in this setting.(Received September 15 2004)
(Accepted February 16 2005)
(BCO Pub date April 29 2005)
Key Words: Breast cancer; Elderly; Treatment.
c1 Correspondence to: Dr R. Jones, South West Wales Cancer Institute, Singleton Hospital, Swansea SA2 8QA, UK. Tel: +44 1792 285299; Fax: +44 1792 285201