Estimating Radiation Therapy Toxicity and Tolerability with Comprehensive Assessment Parameters in Geriatric Cancer Patients


Cancer prevalance and incidence is increasing with aging of populations and age is a critical factor indecision-making for anti-cancer treatment. However it is believed that chronological age is not enough to guidemanagement in elderly cancer patients. Multidisciplinary evaluation and comprehensive geriatric assessmenthas gained importance regarding the treatment selection especially for definitive anti-cancer therapy recently.We here aimed to analyse the effect of the comprehensive geriatric assessment parameters on radiotherapytoxicity and tolerability in a series of geriatric cancer patients in Turkey.