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ELDERLY cancer patients are being "under-treated" on the NHS because assumptions are made about their ability to cope, a charity is warning today.
The fact that we're ill prepared to care for the growing population of elderly cancer patients is the elephant in the room.
This is especially important for elderly cancer patients with other complex health problems.
The Challenges and Issues Confronting Family Caregivers to Elderly Cancer Patients," by Victoria H.
5-100% with moderately aggressive chemotherapy if there is a chance of survival benefit, and in France it was shown that there was a significant difference between the willingness of elderly cancer patients (77.
The articles describe the interactive nature of the state and the family in providing care in Israel and the consumer-driven system in the US, residential care, Australia's endangered system of family care, challenges to family care imposed by elderly cancer patients or those with dementia, the bioethics of the end of life, advance directives, the different approach to death of Israel and the US, and the use of palliative care in Australia.
She also emphasised the importance of carers of elderly cancer patients as members of the decision making process to enable a quality outcome for the patient.
Elderly cancer patients regularly face negligence, and when the plaintiff is elderly, another bias enters: ageism.