Palliative Care, Hospice and End of Life

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Cancer is a feared diagnosis at any age and, for the older patient, it can present a greater challenge and options for cure may be more limited. Traditional cancer care…

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Communication and Coordination

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Coordination of care between oncologists and geriatricians is essential in the care of patients with cancer. Geriatric patients with cancer often have multiple complex comorbidities, making their oncology care more…

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Caregiver Burden

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A cancer diagnosis is often acute in onset and sparks an abrupt need for diagnostic and treatment decisions for the patient and family. Family members find that the patient’s cancer…

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Surveillance

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As defined by the Institute of Medicine, surveillance in the context of the treatment of cancer survivors encompasses three elements: surveillance for cancer recurrence, surveillance for second cancers, and surveillance…

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