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lunchtime, we’ll be holding a live webchat about older people and cancer. Kath Curley from the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance and
Teresa Gonzales, a specialist nurse from the Macmillan Support Line will be
answering questions in the chatroom.
half the people living with cancer in the UK are aged 70 or over, and they may
have specific treatment and support needs.
If you’re an
older person with cancer, or if you support someone who is, Teresa will be
answering your questions about diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer.
Macmillan shows that older people are less likely to receive treatment than
younger people. In some cases, they may be too frail for treatment, but,
unfortunately, this decision is sometimes made based on their age, rather than
a full physical assessment. If you believe this applies to you or a loved one,
Kath will be here to offer support on what to do next.
To take part
in the chat, just join us in
the chatroom on Tuesday 22 January between 12-1pm.
Or, if you
can’t make it to the chat, post your questions below, and I’ll ask them for
you. You can also speak to a nurse like Teresa on our free Macmillan Support
Line (0808 808 0000, Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm).
Macmillan is campaigning for all older people to get
treatment based on their needs, not their age. Support
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