Author | Diane Bodurka-bevers, MD

Articles

Commentary (Bodurka-Bevers/Gershenson): Gynecologic Malignancies in Older Women

May 01, 2001

The diagnosis and management of cancer in older women is becoming an increasingly common and challenging issue. Women who reach age 65 can expect to live an additional 17 years.[1] Age is an important risk factor for developing cancer. Epidemiologic data from 1992 to 1994 reveal that invasive cancer develops in 1 of 5 women aged 60 to 79 years.[2]