Should You Receive Treatment?

The risky choice of choosing to go through chemotherapy at a later age is a very troubling decision. Many elderly who suffer from colorectal cancer fear the risk of shortening their chance to live by actually opting out of treatment which only does worse. A recent clinical trial in older “frail” patients suffering from advanced colorectal cancer showed that aggressive chemotherapy treatment both reduced cancer cells and increased their quality of life. This shows that aggressive trials can still be safely preformed on the older populations and show just as much results as they do to the younger populations. The study was performed on a population of 459 patients. There may be a new age method of treating cancers more aggressively with direct results in the future.