Geriatric Oncology

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What you'll learn

Ageing is a risk factor for cancer. More than one-third of cancers occur in people over the age of 75. An elderly individual’s overall health determines the course of care. The incidence of cancer in those over 65 is 10 times greater than in those younger than 65. read more »»

The cancer death rate is 16 times greater in patients over 65 compared to younger patients. Common cancers found in the elderly include those of the lung, prostate, bladder, gastrointestinal, hematological, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. There are various diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of cancers. Learn all this in greater detail in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Incidence of cancers in the elderly
  • Common cancers in the elderly
  • Preventive strategies


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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