Aldo Francisco Camarillo Marcelino1, Luis Felipe Heredia Guerra1,2* and Mario Almanza Guerrero1
1Geriatrics and Gerontology Center of Investigation of Longevity, Aging and Health, Cuba
2Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Medical University of Sciences of Havana, Cuba
In cancer patients, nutrition plays a very important role, since patients have a high risk of malnutrition due to the effects of the tumor and the treatments administered. Nutritional intervention in the cancer patient should be early and be part of the treatment, in order to reduce the complications of the treatments that are applied in the different stages of the cancer disease. The objective of this article is to review the nutritional requirements for older adults in long-term care with cancer and an adequate nutritional intervention as a therapeutic tool.
Methods: A systematic review was carried out in PubMed and Medline of articles published on oncogeriatrics and nutritional interventions up to the year 2021.
Results: The data analyzed show the importance of a nutritional intervention in these patients. Conclusion: Nutritional assessment and intervention in cancer patients is intended to improve quality of life and prevent early death.
Nutrition; Cancer; Intervention; Geriatric oncology
Marcelino AFC, Guerra LFH, Guerrero MA. Nutritional Approach to Oncogeriatrics in Adult Patients Over 80 Years of Age. Clin Oncol. 2022;7:1926..