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Conclusion and Further Reading - Chapter 13

Chapter 13 – Lung Cancer in the Elderly

Conclusion

Senior patients with lung cancer should receive optimal anticancer treatment. When fit, most of them will support standard treatment with some modification or extra supportive care. Data on anticancer treatment in the elderly lung cancer population are increasingly available, and treatment decisions can be made on evidence-based data.

However, for vulnerable and frail elderly, treatment strategies should be developed and adapted to these patients to ensure an optimal treatment and care and improvement of their quality of life.

Further Reading

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