A Chemo-toxicity Calculator for Older Patients

From the Yale School of Medicine by Emily Montemerlo

The powerful toxins delivered in chemotherapy are designed to kill cancer and save lives. But for older patients, those toxins carry a higher risk and may be intolerable. On the other hand, age alone is not a trustworthy indicator of risk, nor does a healthy appearance necessarily mean that an older patient has the physical and mental ability to endure a full regimen of chemotherapy. Oncologists faced…



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