Study: High cancer screening rates seen among elderly adults

Medscape: Overly High Rates of Cancer Screening Seen in Elderly Adults
Adults older than 75 years continue to have regular screenings for colorectal, breast, cervical, and prostate cancer despite guidelines that recommend against such routine screenings in this population, according to a study by Keith M. Bellizzi, MD, MPH, from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and colleagues. The authors published their results in the December 12/26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine (Boughton, 12/12). 


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