Ouderen met kanker ook naar geriater? Het nut van een geriatrisch assessment

Translated title of the contribution: Should older patients with cancer visit a geriatrician as well? The value of geriatric assessments

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Abstract

The value of geriatric assessments The ASCO guideline for Geriatric Oncology recommends submitting older patients with cancer to a geriatric assessment. Although we recognise the importance of awareness of geriatric problems in older patients with cancer, this approach where two different doctors are treating the same patient is not ideal for several reasons. We therefore recommend educating medical oncologists on geriatric problems, aging and different treatment goals.
Translated title of the contributionShould older patients with cancer visit a geriatrician as well? The value of geriatric assessments
Original languageDutch
Article numberD4044
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume163
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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