Case Study: Beverly (03:12)
Dr. Peter Salgo introduces the panel of experts. Beverly Vaughan discusses her health history and becoming ill in 2010. Experts ask Beverly several questions.
Cancer Diagnosis (02:42)
Beverly Vaughan discusses her MRI results and surprise surgery. Experts ask Beverly several questions. Beverly learned that she had a twisted colon as a result of a loop and descending mass.
Is Age a Factor in Treatment? (03:09)
Cancer is more prevalent in older adults. Beverly Vaughan discusses her options for treating colon cancer. Experts discuss the role of age in treatment options.
Evidence-Based Medicine (01:51)
Experts discuss the role of older patients in clinical trials; quality of life is rarely studied. They stress the importance of understanding if therapies will allow patients to regain independence.
Medical Economics (03:32)
Experts discuss the role of healthcare and the cost per year of life added in treatment options. They discuss measuring age by functional status and estimating physiological age.
Treatment Options (02:34)
Dr. Peter Salgo summarizes the discussion thus far. Beverly Vaughan discusses her cancer treatment. Experts discuss doctor responsibility and patient choice.
Major Life Changes (02:50)
Beverly Vaughan's husband went into hospice two weeks after her cancer diagnosis. She discusses her husband's death and choosing her treatment. Experts discuss patients who refuse treatment.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (03:11)
Experts discuss the necessary things to consider when working with older patients; social support is extremely important. Beverly Vaughan discusses her support.
Care Team (01:38)
Beverly Vaughan shares what she learned during her journey with cancer and her husband's illness; she is doing well. Dr. Peter Salgo summarizes the discussion.
Credits: Geriatric Oncology: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (01:10)
Credits: Geriatric Oncology: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
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