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Is there an effective treatment for a patient having getting diagnosed with cancer at the age of 97?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
What type of cancer?: Regardless of age, cancer treatment varies quite a bit depending on the type & stage of the cancer. Obviously, the treatment needs to be individualized based on risks vs. Benefits & one's ability to tolerate the stress of rx. Therefore, only the most minor interventions would be appropriate for most 97 yr olds.

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