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.

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