Cancer Treatment and the Elderly

July 13, 2019

For surgical oncologist, Dr. Mark Bloomston, a patient’s age is just a number.  “The oldest patient I’ve done this operation on is a 99-year-old. He was out of the hospital within five days,” said Dr. Bloomston, a surgical oncologist on the medical staff of Lee Health. With tumor-related cancers, like pancreatic, liver, lung, thyroid, and stomach cancer, typically the best form of treatment is surgery.  “We are extending their lives through this operation since it is the only shot at cure,” he said.

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