John M. Daly, MD | Authors

Commentary (Barden/Daly): Surgery in the Older Patient

February 01, 2002

The elderly population in the United States increased by a factor of 11 in the past century, while the under age 65 population tripled in that same period.[1] Given that the majority of cancers occur in patients over 65 years old, there is an increasing need for surgical interventions in the elderly.