Tag: chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Helps Elderly Colon Cancer Patients

by on Aug.03, 2011, under Prescription Drug

Elderly patients who have undergone surgery for colon cancer can benefit from postoperative chemotherapy, researchers have found.

While younger colon cancer patients are offered postoperative or adjuvant chemotherapy as a matter of course, patients older than 70 are less likely to receive the potentially life-prolonging drugs because they are believed to be more vulnerable to their toxic side effects.

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