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

 

Cancer – 4673

Appointments

Cancer care that isn’t too far from home.

(502) 629-HOPE (4673)


Request an Appointment Online

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.

Nurses arrange Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball visit for cancer patient

Jeremiah Howe’s last wish was to go to Louisville Cardinals basketball game. With advanced cancer, he needed to remain in the hospital for care. But the nursing team at Norton Hospital started working their contacts […]

Read Full Story

Kentucky has country’s highest rate of lung cancer diagnoses; lung cancer screenings urged

Nearly one in every thousand Kentuckians will be newly diagnosed with lung cancer this year — the worst rate in the nation — and most of those cases will be found after the cancer has […]

Read Full Story

Study shows vaping nicotine could cause cancer

New research shows vaping’s dangers may extend beyond the recent wave of deaths from pulmonary disease, as vaping also may increase cancer risk. The first study linking vaping to cancer found nearly 25% of mice […]

Read Full Story

How to quit smoking: Make a plan

You’ve made the decision to quit smoking, now what? Don’t try to do it right away. You need to make a plan and let those closest to you know you have decided to quit. Accept […]

Read Full Story

Art therapist’s breast cancer journey fuels passion to help others with the disease

While Leigh Galloway undergoes her last chemotherapy treatment before a double mastectomy, she and Laura Chamberlin are engrossed in a watercolor. Like she does often with Laura, an expressive art therapist with Norton Cancer Institute […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Nurses arrange Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball visit for cancer patient

Jeremiah Howe’s last wish was to go to Louisville Cardinals basketball game. With advanced cancer, he needed to remain in the hospital for care. But the nursing team at Norton Hospital started working their contacts […]

Read Full Story

Kentucky has country’s highest rate of lung cancer diagnoses; lung cancer screenings urged

Nearly one in every thousand Kentuckians will be newly diagnosed with lung cancer this year — the worst rate in the nation — and most of those cases will be found after the cancer has […]

Read Full Story

Study shows vaping nicotine could cause cancer

New research shows vaping’s dangers may extend beyond the recent wave of deaths from pulmonary disease, as vaping also may increase cancer risk. The first study linking vaping to cancer found nearly 25% of mice […]

Read Full Story

How to quit smoking: Make a plan

You’ve made the decision to quit smoking, now what? Don’t try to do it right away. You need to make a plan and let those closest to you know you have decided to quit. Accept […]

Read Full Story

Art therapist’s breast cancer journey fuels passion to help others with the disease

While Leigh Galloway undergoes her last chemotherapy treatment before a double mastectomy, she and Laura Chamberlin are engrossed in a watercolor. Like she does often with Laura, an expressive art therapist with Norton Cancer Institute […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.