Living With Lung Cancer as an Older Adult

The average age of a person diagnosed with lung cancer is 70. In this video, Patient Power co-founder Andrew Schorr is joined by Carolyn Presley, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Oncogeriatrics Program at The James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University, to discuss quality of life and treatment options for older adults with lung cancer. They also discuss why it is important to consider a clinical trial, the reasons to add a palliative care specialist to your medical team, and the resources that are available to improve quality of life. Visit the Cancer and Aging Research Group for more information.

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This article was originally published September 3, 2021 and most recently updated September 27, 2021.
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