This video interviews Mr and Mrs Tng who are both older adult cancer survivors sharing about their cancer journey in NCIS and their experience with the NCIS GOLDEN programme.
About the GOLDEN Programme
If you are over the age of 65 and have been diagnosed with cancer, you should know that you are not alone. In fact, most people who are diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors are older than 65.
Most older cancer patients are worried that their age determines their health and treatment outcomes. Your age is just one of the many factors that your cancer care team considers when planning your treatment. Your overall health is more informative to the medical team than just your age alone. There are challenges that are more common when you are older. Knowing about these challenges and how they can affect your cancer treatment is important.
That is why the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), the National University Hospital (NUH) and the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) have introduced the Geriatric Oncology LongituDinal End to eNd (GOLDEN) programme.
This is a comprehensive programme that brings you,
your family, and a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare
professionals together to develop a treatment plan that
suits your healthcare needs and personal goals. If you
have family members with you, we offer care navigation
and caregiver support for them too. With the right
mindset and an optimal treatment plan, you can still
lead a good life.
Our Geriatric Oncology team is here to support you and
your loved ones in your cancer journey.