According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, ten thousand baby boomers reach the age of 65 each day in the United States. It is estimated that the incidence of cancer in this group will increase 67% between 2010 and 2030.
The geriatric population is complicated by age-related physical and psychological changes. As a result of living longer, they have more involved medical histories. This population of cancer patients is bound to put a strain on the medical delivery system.
To read an article on possible solutions, see: www.chemotherapyadvisor.com on the care of geriatric cancer patients.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309