Article Abstract

Controversies of radiation therapy omission in elderly women with early stage invasive breast cancer

Authors: Ibrahim Abu-Gheida, Lubna Hammoudeh, Hikmat Abdel-Razeq


Early stage invasive breast cancer is a disease that is prevalent in the elderly population. Data regarding radiation omission for elderly population is based on patients’ age. Given the increased life expectancy, data on individualizing treatment decisions based on multiple tumor and patient related factors other than age only is emerging. This review aims to analyze published data to provide clinicians with a general oversight on approaching this question.