Cancer and the older person.

by Ann Cleary

Institution: University of Adelaide
Year: 2007
Keywords: elderly cancer, phenomenology, cancer screening, older people, cancer; Cancer Diagnosis; Cancer Treatment; Older people Health and hygiene
Record ID: 1034429
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/40993


Older people represent an increasing proportion of new cancer diagnoses yet little is known about their experiences with cancer or their knowledge about risk factors, benefits of lifestyle modification to decrease risk or participation in early detection programs. Two studies were conducted, the first to document a lived experience with a new cancer diagnosis and the second to test for relationships between knowledge and attitude to cancer and self-reported participation in screening for breast, prostate and colorectal cancers.