Prevalence of comorbidities in elderly cancer patients

Alfa Wenkstetten-Holub, Maria Fangmeyer-Binder, Peter Fasching
2020 memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology  
Comorbidity is common among cancer patients and increases with age. Comorbid conditions potentially affect treatment, therapy outcomes, and survival of people with cancer. This short review aims at presenting the prevalence of comorbidities, to illustrate their impact on elderly persons with cancer and to discuss their assessment.
doi:10.1007/s12254-020-00657-2 fatcat:wzo5li46v5bwbjv4whuxub3oay