Geriatric Oncology Consultation Program
Geriatric oncology addresses the unique circumstances involved in treating cancer at any stage in patients over age 70, especially vulnerable elders and those with acute or chronic diseases. The Geriatric Oncology Consultation Program at Rhode Island Hospital is a consultative clinic that assists older cancer patients and their care providers in managing both cancer care and other common problems.
Our services focus on individualized assessment of a patient’s risk profile, and help with decision-making. We share all our findings and recommendations with the referring physician and the patient and family, so they can decide how they wish to incorporate our recommendations into treatment plans.