Nursing older people with cancer
Feature Previous     Next

Nursing older people with cancer

Tamsin Newton-Snow Health writer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics focuses on older people

Older people are more likely than any other age group to be diagnosed with cancer. More than one third of new cancer cases in the UK were in people aged 75 and over in the two years to 2016. Nurses are more likely to treat older people than they are other age groups for cancer, and generally the treatment is more complicated, says University of Bolton clinical practice lecturer Carole Farrell.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 3, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.3.18.s18

Want to read more?

Subscribe for unlimited access

Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:

Your subscription package includes:
  • Full access to the website and the online archive
  • Bi-monthly digital edition
  • RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
  • RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
  • 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student
Already subscribed? Log in

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or