Therapeutische en ethische aspecten van dermato-oncologie bij de oudere

E. Burkink, F. Koekelkoren, I.B. Tan, P.L.A. van den Ende, N.J.W. Kelleners - Smeets

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The rising incidence of skin cancer causes an increased
demand for health care. The current cutaneous oncology
guidelines don’t focus specifically on the elderly patient,
although they sometimes require a different treatment.
This article focuses on the treatment approach of nonmelanoma
skin cancer in this specific patient population.
In most cases the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer
in the vulnerable elderly, is not aimed at prolonging
life expectancy, but enhancing the quality of life.This
may require deviation from the guideline. A personal
approach and collaboration between the patient and his
family, the general practitioner and dermatologist is of
significant importance
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)470-474
Number of pages5
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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