Professor Karol Sikora, medical director of Cancer Partners UK says today's report by Macmillan Cancer support should be a wake-up call.
He said in most Western countries older people are less likely to receive treatment for many forms of cancer, and they tend to accept what they are offered, instead of demanding more choice, and better care.
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