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Supporting older people with cancer - Merging geriatric and oncological knowledge

Author:
  • Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
Publishing year: 2016-06-01
Language: English
Pages: 23-24
Publication/Series: European Oncology and Haematology
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Touch Digital Media

Abstract english

Cancer in old age means a complex situation that may differ depending on where in the aging process the person is. For the older patient it is a reminder of that life is going to its end. Cancer treatment is to be provided in addition to handling other health problems and the overall frailty that goes with old age. Comprehensive geriatric assessment and case management may be a way to handle the frailty and merging oncology and geriatric knowledge.

Keywords

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Geriatrics
  • Aging process
  • Cancer in old age
  • Case management model
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment

Other

Published
  • Older people's health and Person-Centred care
  • ISSN: 2045-5275
Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
E-mail: ingalill [dot] rahm_hallberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emerita

Health-promoting Complex Interventions

HSC

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