In Reply Broadening our understanding of what matters to older adults considering surgery for cancer is essential to advancing patient-centered care. Conventional outcomes of survival, cancer control, and early postoperative morbidity alone are insufficient. Outcomes of importance to older adults include disability, maintenance of function, role and social engagement, quality of life, and well-being; prioritizing outcomes is unique to individual patients.1,2 Understanding these outcomes is imperative to support patient-centered preoperative decision-making and postoperative support.3
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