Official Journal of
East European Branch of
CardiOncology Society
Katarzyna Kryszczyszyn-Musialik, Grzegorz Słomian, Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska

Otrzymano/Received: 21.01.2018. Zaakceptowano/Accepted: 26.06.2019.

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in qualification for palliative chemotherapy

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in qualification for palliative chemotherapy OncoReview 2019; 3(35): 64-67. DOI: 10.24292/01.OR.319260619
STRESZCZENIE

More than a half of new cancer cases affects elderly people. The number of patients in that group is constantly raising. Geriatric patients with cancer are very ununiform group with their biological age, comorbidities and conditions. The risk of the treatment’s toxicity in that group is increased due to loss of organ reserves. Based not only on metrical age or performance status but using precise assessment aids with choosing proper treatment this lowers the complication rate. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional tool that helps assess elderly patients including daily living, physical status, cognitive functions, depression, nutrition, and comorbidities. The following describes the utility of CGA in a 77-year-old male with colon cancer being qualified for palliative chemotherapy.

ABSTRACT

More than a half of new cancer cases affects elderly people. The number of patients in that group is constantly raising. Geriatric patients with cancer are very ununiform group with their biological age, comorbidities and conditions. The risk of the treatment’s toxicity in that group is increased due to loss of organ reserves. Based not only on metrical age or performance status but using precise assessment aids with choosing proper treatment this lowers the complication rate. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional tool that helps assess elderly patients including daily living, physical status, cognitive functions, depression, nutrition, and comorbidities. The following describes the utility of CGA in a 77-year-old male with colon cancer being qualified for palliative chemotherapy.

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