Skip to main content
Journal cover image

Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Sutton, LM; Demark-Wahnefried, W; Clipp, EC
Published in: Lancet Oncol
March 2003

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.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Lancet Oncol

DOI

ISSN

1470-2045

Publication Date

March 2003

Volume

4

Issue

3

Start / End Page

149 / 157

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Geriatrics
  • Female
  • Dyspnea
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Sutton, L. M., Demark-Wahnefried, W., & Clipp, E. C. (2003). Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients. Lancet Oncol, 4(3), 149–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1470-2045(03)01019-2
Sutton, Linda M., Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, and Elizabeth C. Clipp. “Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients.Lancet Oncol 4, no. 3 (March 2003): 149–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1470-2045(03)01019-2.
Sutton LM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Clipp EC. Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients. Lancet Oncol. 2003 Mar;4(3):149–57.
Sutton, Linda M., et al. “Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients.Lancet Oncol, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2003, pp. 149–57. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s1470-2045(03)01019-2.
Sutton LM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Clipp EC. Management of terminal cancer in elderly patients. Lancet Oncol. 2003 Mar;4(3):149–157.
Journal cover image

Published In

Lancet Oncol

DOI

ISSN

1470-2045

Publication Date

March 2003

Volume

4

Issue

3

Start / End Page

149 / 157

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Geriatrics
  • Female
  • Dyspnea