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Guidance and support key to beating cancer in old age

No one should be deemed too frail for treatment based on their chronological age alone

Madam Ng (not her real name), 82, first felt a lump the size of a golf ball in her left breast about six years ago.

It took her a year before she sought medical help. And when a cancer specialist diagnosed her with early-stage breast cancer, she was devastated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2018, with the headline 'Guidance and support key to beating cancer in old age'. Print Edition | Subscribe