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From personal experience at the haematology and cancer unit at my district hospital, I know that there are often people in their 80s and 90s receiving supportive care and - for all I know - treatment for a range of conditions.
The MDS UK Support Group has only recently issued a document "Call to Action" (which you can read about on the News section of the website) which deals with the specific issue of elderly patients and their access to care/treatment. So, don't let the GP's assumptions deter you from seeking the best possible outcome for your father and if you need further advice, don't hesitate to contact Sophie, the MDS UK Patient Liaison, who is a fount of all knowledge on everything to do with MDS.
I hope the referral to the haematology clinic comes through quickly and that you can access more expert advice and opinion.
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So very sorry to hear about your Dad and that you were so lacking in information about his condition and treatment possibilities. It must be very hard for you coping all alone with this so do try to get as much support for yourself as you can.
We all wish you well and send our condolences.
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