Thursday, March 18, 2010
Study Shows Doctors Less Likely to Give Chemotherapy after Surgery to Older Colon Cancer Patients
VOAVideo: Study Shows Doctors Less Likely to Give Chemotherapy after Surgery to Older Colon Cancer Patients
The World Health Organization lists colon cancer among the deadliest diseases. In 2004, some 639-thousand people around the world died from colon cancer. If caught in time, surgery and chemotherapy are effective treatments. But a new randomized trial finds that older cancer patients aren't always offered another treatment option that might extend their lives. VOA's Melinda Smith explains.