Geriatric oncology is a specialty that focuses on treating and researching cancer in older people. As we age, our bodies are more likely to develop many different kinds of health issues, from high blood pressure and arthritis to heart disease.
Treating metastatic breast cancer in older patients can mean balancing the side effects of MBC treatments with other illnesses and the medicines needed to manage them.
- In this video from Cancer.Net, Cancer Care for Older Adults – An Introduction, Hyman Muss, MD, gives an overview of the goals of geriatric oncology.
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Last Modified on October 4, 2022