Geriatric Oncology Program | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Geriatric Oncology Program

Having cancer presents a variety of challenges, no matter your age. Norton Cancer Institute’s Geriatric Oncology Program is the first of its kind in the area to bring together expertise in several areas of caring for older adults. Together, we offer customized, high-quality cancer treatment plans for patients over age 70.

The Geriatric Oncology Program could benefit you if:

  • You are an active person and want to return to living an active lifestyle.
  • You have medical conditions in addition to cancer and want to learn how cancer treatment can affect your overall health.
  • You want to learn how your care plan can improve with additional resources designed for your needs.

Multidisciplinary Approach

If you are over age 70 and have any type of cancer, our geriatric oncology specialists will work closely with your current care team to maximize your quality of care.

Upon your initial visit, the Geriatric Oncology Program’s geriatrician and pharmacist will perform a comprehensive exam to help establish your individualized care plan through the following:

  • A nurse navigator to help guide you through the program’s resources
  • A nutritionist to develop an eating plan of action and help assess current medications, treatment and diseases
  • A social worker to discuss ways to improve your quality of life through available support services
  • A physical therapist to help with physical ability
  • A pharmacist to assess current medications and their impact on cancer care
  • A geriatrician and behavioral oncology team to work directly with your oncologist or cancer care provider in coordinating your care plan

 

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Geriatric oncology

Geriatric Oncology Program

To schedule an appointment or for more information call:

(502) 394-6350

Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro
Second floor
4955 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Louisville, Kentucky

Program hours: Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

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