Cancer World Newsletter - Struck by cancer, killed by agesim Print

A new survey has added to the considerable body of evidence showing that elderly people
get a worse deal from cancer services purely because of their age. In this editorial, Kathy
Redmond examines the extent of the problem, why it is happening, and the steps we must
urgently take to put an end to this deeply unfair discrimination.

What do you think?

  • Have you ever been involved with a patient who was refused treatment because of
    their age?
  • Do we need stricter guidelines governing decisions about denying standard of care,
    including routine use of evidence-based assessment to differentiate the fit from the
  •  You can read the article here. Press the comment button at the end and share your views.