Surgical Management of the Older Patient with Cancer

  • David M. Heimann
  • M. Margaret Kemeny

In the first 50 years of the new millennium, the percentage of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double [50] from 35 million to 70 million. Since the incidence of cancer increases exponentially with advancing age, it is expected that there will be a significant swell in the number of elderly patients diagnosed with cancer. It is projected that by the year 2030, the number of cancers in the elderly will reach 1.5 million [127] and will exceed 2.6 million by 2050 [50].


Gastric Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Liver Resection Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy 
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  1. 1.Queen’s Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA

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