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Old Age and Cancer – the Focus of This Doctor


Old age is the main focus of a geriatrician, a doctor who is board certified in medicine and in geriatrics. Patients faced with old age and cancer have a lot to deal with, especially managing drug intake. Holly Holmes, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine and a certified geriatrician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, states her main focus is to help the senior cancer patient remain as functional and independent as possible. Being old in years does not mean you are old mentally and physically, so Holmes works with each patient individually.

Guest: Holly Holmes, M.D.

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