Cancer.Net's Web site provides oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This section of their site provides comprehensive information regarding cancer in older persons. Begin with the excellent overview entitled Cancer in the Older Person, which summarizes the most important issues facing older adults with cancer, such as physical changes, emotional concerns, and maintaining independence.
Other major chapters include: Cancer in Daily Life, which provides practical tips regarding how older adults can manage their cancer care and cope with financial concerns; Co-Existing Conditions, where one can learn about common conditions in older people with cancer that may affect their treatment and recovery; and Health Assessment, where one can find information on how doctors determine the ability of the older person with cancer to undergo treatment.
There is also a section explaining Clinical Trials, and a section containing links to additional practical online resource sites, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Veteran's Benefits.