Overprotective caregivers of elderly cancer patients: A case report

Umberto Basso, Antonella Brunello, Cristina Magro, Adolfo Favaretto, Silvio Monfardini

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The essential role of the caregiver in the management of elderly cancer patients is still poorly documented. This case report concerns a woman with metastatic lung carcinoma who was sincerely informed and successfully treated with chemotherapy and gefitinib only after gaining the trust of her overprotective daughter. Devoting time to the relatives represents a key element to create a communicative and efficient relationship with older cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-363
Number of pages2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


  • Communication
  • Elderly
  • Informed consent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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