Many Elderly Screened for Cancer Despite Doubts
(Reuters Health) - Although the benefits of cancer screening in elderly people are often less certain than the risks, many silver-haired Americans are still getting the routine tests, researchers said Monday.
Most Older Adults Receive Cancer Screenings, Despite Recommendations to the ...
(ABC News) - Most adults 75 and older undergo cancer screenings, even though the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine screening for certain cancers in that age group, according to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine.
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
(U.S. News & World Report) - Many older Americans get screened for colon, breast, prostate and cervical cancer even though guidelines recommend against routinely screening the elderly, a new study finds.
UConn Study: Older People Still Getting Screened For Cancer
(Hartford Courant) - Leading health-care experts recommend against routine screening for certain cancers for people 75 and over, but a University of Connecticut study has found that physicians ignore this recommendation at least half the time.