A Geriatrician's Insight Into Cancer Care and Medication Use

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Description: Clinicians who care for elderly patients see a lot of cancer.

That goes double for Holly Holmes, M.D., the only practicing geriatrician at MD Anderson. She explains how a geriatrician, or any clinician, might counsel an elderly patient diagnosed with cancer.

She tells us what these patients and their caregivers should consider when choosing a treatment. It may depend on the patient's "functional age," she says.

And she answers the nagging question: How can elders work with their physicians to streamline their medication use?

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Posted on : 10/11/11
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