Geriatric Oncology Consultation Program
Lifespan Cancer Institute

Our Approach to Geriatric Oncology

The complexities of treating older cancer patients are often challenging. Perhaps more than at any other stage of life, age-related physical changes, vulnerability to toxicity, and ability to engage in activities of daily living have a significant effect on illness and response to treatment. Because these factors vary greatly from patient to patient, we treat the individual—not the age.

We offer each patient a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan, and, if desired, advice on particular problems related to cancer and aging. Our multidisciplinary team, all of whom have specialized expertise in treating older adults, includes:

  • medical, surgical and radiation oncologists
  • geriatricians
  • oncology nurses and nurse navigators
  • dietitians
  • pharmacists
  • social workers
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To schedule a consultation or refer a patient, call 844-222-2881.

Appointments are available within 10 days.