Just about everyone should get a flu shot in October. It’s especially important for people living with cancer, cancer survivors, and their caregivers.
Physical therapist Sharon Leslie shares smart steps older adults can take to help make cancer treatment less challenging.
Read research highlights that will be presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, covering low-fat diets and risk of breast cancer death, chemotherapy for older adults with esophageal cancer, targeted therapy for those at risk for multiple myeloma, the rate of genetic changes in childhood cancers, and a new targeted therapy for childhood central nervous system tumors.
Opioid Use in Cancer Care and the Burden of Cancer-Related Costs: Research from the 2018 Quality Care Symposium
Research highlights from the meeting include new details on the use of opioids in cancer care and the burdens of the cost of care.
A bone marrow/stem cell transplant is an effective treatment option for several cancers, even when the patient is older. Read how you and your doctor can determine if the treatment is right for you.
Cultural and language barriers can make it hard for older Hispanic adults in the United States to get quality cancer care. Learn what conversations between patients, families, and health care providers can help ensure the best possible treatment and support.
ASCO Annual Meeting 2018: Geriatric Assessment Improves Communication, Racial and Gender Differences in Cancer Treatment, and a Comparison of Cancer Treatment Costs
Oncology professionals from around the globe are at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Today’s key research highlights include the effects of geriatric assessment on patient-doctor communication, treatments for advanced prostate cancer that may work better in black men, the possibility that women are undertreated for head and neck cancer, and a comparison of treatment costs for colorectal cancer between the U.S. and Canada.
Mammograms are a very important part of follow-up care in women with breast cancer. But what about older women? How long should they continue to receive mammograms?