Chapter 29. Abdominal Malignancies

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Sarah Zaidi and
  2. Guy Chung-Faye

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch29

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Zaidi, S. and Chung-Faye, G. (2009) Abdominal Malignancies, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Gastroenterology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • abdominal malignancies;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • oesophageal tumours (squamous cell and adenocarcinoma) - fifth most common cancers worldwide;
  • gastric tumours;
  • mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (malt);
  • gastro-intestinal stromal tumour (GIST);
  • surgery in elderly - risks of additional co-morbidities;
  • cancer chemotherapy - carrying highest toxicity profiles of all pharmacological agents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Aetiology

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Therapy

  • Chemotherapy

  • Key points

  • Links

  • References