​Cancer in the Elderly - Doctor Q&A

One in every four to five Singaporeans may develop cancer in their lifetime, and the number of people living with cancer will continue to increase.

According to a National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) study, elderly cancer patients in good mental and emotional health are likely to have a better chance of recovery than those who are not (click here to read the article).

As the featured doctor for this month's 'Ask the Specialist' forum, Assoc Prof Ravindran Kanesvaran, Deputy Head and Senior Consultant of the Division of Medical Oncology at NCCS, a member of the SingHealth group, and also an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, will answer your questions about cancer in the elderly.

This forum is open from 1 Sep to 27 Sep 2019.

 

Submit your question here

 

About Assoc Prof Ravindran Kanesavaran

Associate Professor Ravindran Kanesvaran is Deputy Head and Senior Consultant of the Division of Medical Oncology of the National Cancer Centre Singapore, and he is also an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

His research interests include GU oncology and geriatric oncology, and he has published in a number of well-known peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Lancet Oncology. He is the National Representative and also the first Asian to be President-Elect for the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).

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