The British Medical Association (BMA) has said the profession must "guarantee" that older cancer patients "are treated with care and respect" after claims some are denied treatment solely on their age.
It is important that all healthcare professionals ensure that patients are treated on the basis of their clinical need.
With an increasingly ageing population, it should be a key part of medical professionalism to guarantee that older patients are treated with the care and respect they deserve.
More top news
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke made a return to the boxing ring today aged 62, defeating an opponent less than half his age.
Poland has warned the UK that it will block any plans to discriminate between British and EU citizens.
The world's biggest ritual animal slaughter has begun in Nepal, amid protests. Readers may find images in this article distressing.