Impact of older age on local treatment decisions


UĞURLU M. Ü. , Gulluoglu B. M.

BREAST, vol.48, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : BREAST
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, Elderly, Local treatment, Whole breast irradiation, Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Primary endocrine treatment, BREAST-CANCER PATIENTS, EARLY-STAGE, RANDOMIZED-TRIAL, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY, TREATMENT PREFERENCES, GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT, ADJUVANT TAMOXIFEN, ENDOCRINE THERAPY, CLINICAL-TRIALS, PLUS TAMOXIFEN

Abstract

Managing elderly breast cancer patients brings challenges both to physicians and patients themselves. There are certain controversial issues regarding local treatment of early breast cancer in this population. Since elderly patients are more likely to have comorbidities and functional limitations, they are more prone to undertreatment.