Alarm at cancer treatment 'ageism'

Alarm at cancer treatment 'ageism'

There are 3 comments on the This Is Lancashire story from Dec 19, 2012, titled Alarm at cancer treatment 'ageism'. In it, This Is Lancashire reports that:

Nearly half of specialist cancer medics believe that age discrimination by health professionals is resulting in older cancer patients not getting the best treatment, a poll by Macmillan Cancer Support suggests.

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#1 Dec 20, 2012
I agree completely. The attitude regarding prostate cancer in elderly men is a classic example. Sexism also is a problem. Female breast cancer is a classic example of this.
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#2 Dec 20, 2012
This is another form of discrimination which is both sad and scary because everyone should be given proper medical care whatever the age, sex and race.

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#3 Dec 20, 2012
nurseamy12 wrote:
This is another form of discrimination which is both sad and scary because everyone should be given proper medical care whatever the age, sex and race.
I agree.

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