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memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 1/2021

Prevalence of comorbidities in elderly cancer patients

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memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2021
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MD Alfa Wenkstetten-Holub, MD Maria Fangmeyer-Binder, MD Prof. Peter Fasching
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Summary

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.

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