Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(14):1133-1138
Summary Treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(14):1133-1138 The latest investigations have been searched in order to present new guidelines for the treatment of elderly patients with primary breast cancer. It is concluded that breast-conserving surgery should be offered as well as the sentinel node technique. Axillary lymph node dissection is not necessary in the case of micrometastases. Adjuvant radiotherapy can be omitted in low risk cases. Endocrine treatment can be used in adjuvant and neo-adjuvant settings, but surgery should be offered as well. In high risk cases with receptor-negative tumour chemotherapy should be considered as an option.Generalized follow-up is recommended.