Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
Advances in health care and changing demographics worldwide have led to an ageing population whose care at the end of life has become increasingly complicated. Clinicians face a difficult challenge in the effective management of symptoms and suffering of elderly patients with terminal cancer, against a backdrop of complicated family and social structures. We describe the most pertinent features of management of key symptoms, focusing on pain, dyspnoea, constipation, and anorexia-cachexia syndromes. We present a rational approach to nutritional issues along with a description of the psychosocial issues that must be included in the overall management of these patients.
- Sutton, LM; Demark-Wahnefried, W; Clipp, EC
- March 2003
Volume / Issue
- 4 / 3
Start / End Page
- 149 - 157
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