Kirurgi hos ældre med kræft

Translated title of the contribution: Surgery in the elderly patients with cancer

Mathias Madsen, Jacob Rosenberg, Karen Haugaard, Troels Dolin, Lars Lund

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With an increasing aging population, there will be a greater need for cancer evaluation and treatment in older patients. Age alone is not a good predictor of postoperative morbidity, and a multidisciplinary approach is crucial for managing comorbidities. Preoperative optimisation, such as prehabilitation, may in some cases reduce postoperative complications, and minimal invasive techniques should be preferred whenever possible. In general, as summarised in this review, cancer treatment in older patients should be individualised based on comorbidities and life expectancy.
Translated title of the contributionSurgery in the elderly patients with cancer
Original languageDanish
Article numberV08230489
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22. Jan 2024


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