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Publication Title: 
Geriatrics & Gerontology International

AIM: The main objective of the present study was to examine the quality of life of older adults with cancer and investigate factors associated with it. Some practical problems experienced by older adults with cancer are introduced, such as changes in work situation, availability of caregivers and financial difficulties relative to medical expenditures. METHODS: A total of 339 patients aged 65 years or older who were treated for five major cancer diseases--colorectal, stomach, lung, liver or kidney cancer--participated in the present study.

Author(s): 
Yoon, Hyunsook
Kim, Yojin
Lim, Yeon Ok
Lee, Hyun Joo
Choi, Kyoungwon
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