A Geriatrician's Insight Into Cancer Care and Medication Use

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Clinicians who care for elderly patients see a lot of cancer. That goes double for Holly Holmes, M.D., the only practicing geriatrician at MD Anderson. She explains how a geriatrician, or any clinician, might counsel an elderly patient diagnosed with cancer. She tells us what these patients and their caregivers should consider when choosing a treatment. It may depend on the patient's "functional age," she says. And she answers the nagging question: How can elders work with their...