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Despite the surging older population, there are fewer geriatricians now -- just over 7,400 -- than there were in 2000.
After cancer treatment, many of us need a specialist trained in oncology and survivorship who can coordinate care and improve outcomes.
This tool measures the health of older cancer patients and can identify who is at highest risk for serious side effects.
Calls for equity, inclusion and better access boost pre-pandemic efforts to open up eligibility, streamline trials.
Other benefits include better cancer care planning for people over 70.
Despite aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is difficult in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties.
Centura Health Corp. fired a geriatrician who had planned to help a patient with terminal cancer legally end his life at his Colorado home.
Older adults facing cancer and blood disorders have specialized needs due to health and wellness issues inherent to aging.
Elderhood is an in-depth exploration of biases that distort society’s view of old age and that shape dysfunctional policies and practices.
Insurance providers are starting to recognize the benefits of concurrent therapy and hospice care.
A conversation with Supriya Mohile, MD
Oncologists say that the care of older adults with cancer needs to be improved, and this new guideline may kickstart a positive change.
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