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Cancer in the Older Person

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Cancer in the Older Person


In 2014, people aged 65 and over were estimated to account for more than half of new cancer cases diagnosed, and three quarters of cancer related deaths. Many of this cohort live with cancer for a number of years, some with complex needs requiring long term and comprehensive interventions.

This program will highlight the specific issues experienced by the older person living with cancer in the Grampians Region, and report on innovative models of care that provide supportive care to this cohort.

Topics include:


Cancer in the Older Person - what you need to know

The who,  what,  where,  when & why of geriatric assesment

Meeting the supportive care needs of older persons living with cancer



Presented by: 

Dr Sharad Sharma, Medical Oncologist BRICC

Robyn McIntyre – Clinical Nurse Educator, Oncology

& other local expert content presenters in Geriatrics & Allied Health




Catering and resources will be provided



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Map Education Resource Centre, Ballarat Health Services, BALLARAT, Australia
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