Do half of older cancer patients have unrecognised medical problems?
Added: Friday 6 January 2012
According to a Belgian study, about half of older cancer patients have unrecognised medical problems that may need to be addressed. The study was designed to ascertain how useful it is to have systemic geriatric assessment for cancer patients. The study findings suggest a three-stage approach: screening for issues, performing geriatric assessment and then actually doing something with the results of that assessment.
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