Breast Cancer/breast cancer


alex_camus wrote at 2014-11-21 06:54:19
Most specialists agree that ageing is highly personalized. Doctors that handle the aged will note that no two 75-year-olds are the same. One may be more similar to a 60-year- old while the other's natural age may be much closer to 85 or 90. So, when it happens to cancer treatments for mature citizens with diseases like mesothelioma, the point remains that every case is distinct.

Statistically, the possibility of a person over 65 passing away from cancer is 12 times higher than that of a younger patient. This is due to a number of distinct reasons. However, physicians do commonly agree that - when it comes to chemotherapy - there is a higher risk of chemo-related toxicity in mature patients. This is due to numerous factors that appear about with age including a reduced ability to restoration cell damage, accumulation of body fat, and a decrease in organ function. In addition, co-morbidity issues - the fact that elderly people often have several medical problems - maximize toxicity, often because the chemotherapeutic drugs will negatively interact with the drugs used to cure issues like heart illness, diabetes, and hypertension. more information you can contact at

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience in diagnostics and treatment of breast tumours.


I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps.You can also reach me on: I have no restrictions on the number of questions there.

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