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Lhearn

Lhearn

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Hello Dr. Holmes.  What exactly does a Geriatrician do for cancer patients?  Thanks - Elaine

 


Posted: 04 Oct 2012 10:39 AM
Originally Posted: 04 Oct 2012 10:40 AM
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Lhearn

Lhearn

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Subject:Role

A geriatrician can "stage the aging" much like an oncologist stages cancer. Because older people become more and more different from their peers as they age, knowing a person's functional age (beyond numeric age) can provide critical information that can help guide cancer care.


Posted: 04 Oct 2012 10:58 AM
Originally Posted: 04 Oct 2012 10:59 AM
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