In Reply For older adults undergoing cancer surgery, understanding frailty status is important to patient-oriented outcomes including time at home, home care use, and cause-specific survival across cancer types.1-3 Preoperative geriatric assessment improves risk stratification and shared decision-making and enables targeted multidisciplinary intervention (eg, prehabilitation, nutritional supplementation, and shared care).4 Yet, despite growing understanding and guideline recommendations, older adult–specific care strategies relevant to cancer surgery, including frailty assessment, are rarely used.4-6
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Chesney TR, Hallet J. Associations of Preoperative Frailty With Cancer and Noncancer Deaths of Older Adults Following Surgery for Cancer—Reply. JAMA Surg. 2022;157(1):83. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4409
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