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Guidance for Elderly Cancer Survivors

Among elderly cancer survivors in 2011 who were covered by Medicare only, less than 25% reported their doctor had discussed in detail their need to make lifestyle changes after treatment.

Two-thirds of cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 64 reported their health care providers discussed their followup care in detail.

A little more than half of the survivors in families with low income reported having a detailed discussion with their health care provider about followup and care after cancer treatment.

Less than half of the elderly survivors with Medicare-only insurance reported having a detailed discussion with their health care provider about followup care.

Among cancer survivors ages 18-64, less than 25% with private insurance reported their health care provider briefly discussed the side effects of the cancer treatment.

Almost half of the elderly with Medicare-only insurance reported their health care providers didn’t discuss their social or emotional needs after the treatment at all.

Less than 25% of elderly survivors with Medicare only reported their doctors discussed in detail the need for them to make lifestyle changes after cancer treatment.

For more info, see Soni (2014). Experiences with health care providers among cancer survivors, U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population, 2011. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #451. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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