Perioperative assessment of the cancer patient

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The perioperative evaluation of patients with cancer differs from that of other patients in that the former may have received prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy. These cancer treatments have a wide range of side effects and complications that may affect patients' perioperative risks. The perioperative specialist who evaluates the cancer patient prior to surgery must be familiar with the effects of these treatments and their consequences for the major organ systems. The perioperative specialist must also be familiar with the natural history of cancer and have a basic understanding of how cancer affects the body. In this article, we review the perioperative concerns that are specific to the patient with cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-480
Number of pages16
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • cancer
  • chemotherapy
  • medical evaluation
  • perioperative medicine
  • pre-anaesthesia clinic
  • radiation therapy
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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