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Finances Weigh Heavily on Older Cancer Patients

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By: Charles Bankhead From: medpagetoday.com Despite access to Medicare in most cases, older patients with cancer remained deeply concerned about financial burdens from their medical care, a survey of almost 1,500 patients showed. Financial hardship had a consistent and significantly negative impact on older patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Symptoms, disability, lack of emotional support, and other factors also …

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Older Patients Can Benefit From Lung Cancer Surgery

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By: Patti Neighmond From: npr.org Every year when Morton Pollner had his checkup, he worried that doctors would find something on his lung. For years, they didn’t. Then his luck ran out. “My reaction was, ‘Well, you smoked for 30 years. You got away with it for another 30 years and this is it.’ I thought it was a death …