Paul P. Carbone, MD, MACP | Authors

Systemic Therapy for Older Women With Breast Cancer

March 01, 2001

Cancer and aging seem to go hand in hand. Most cancers and most cancer deaths occur in individuals over age 65 years. Likewise, as we age, osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and memory lapses seem to become part of our daily burden. Drs. Kimmick and Muss have detailed a strategy for managing breast cancer in older women. However, as they point out, there are several problems with defining optimal therapy for the elderly.