Geriatric oncology: problems with under-treatment within this population

Swaminathan, Divya and Swaminathan, Vikram (2015) Geriatric oncology: problems with under-treatment within this population. Cancer Biology and Medicine, 12 (4). pp. 275-283. ISSN 2095-3941

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We are currently faced with an aging population, which is rapidly growing worldwide. Two thirds of cancer occurs in the over 65-year age group. Societal conceptions from the past have created ageist stereotypes; old age is associated with frailty and the elderly are perceived to be destined for deterioration and loss of independence. Cancer within the elderly is also subject to these stereotypes, with elderly cancer patients considered by some not as likely to recover as younger patients with cancer. We summarise and review the current concerns regarding elderly management and treatments utilised for the management of oncological disease in the elderly, and discuss the impact of under-treatment within this population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cancer,elderly,geriatric oncology,management,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 04:30
DOI: 10.7497/j.issn.2095-3941.2015.0081


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