Elderly

Elderly taking hormone therapy for prostate cancer may face increased risk of …
When choosing treatment, surgery and radiation therapy are the main options. Nguyen said that in the case if high-risk prostate cancer, there is evidence that adding hormone therapy can improve the survival odds. Nguyen said that the study suggest that ... [...]
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Radiation overused in elderly breast cancer patients
“Why are we as a nation mostly not following a national guideline on breast cancer treatment?” Chu asked. “This guideline applies to a significant proportion of patients. About 30 percent of new diagnoses of invasive breast cancer are in women 70 and ... [...]
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Nearly 1/3 of Elderly Receive Non-Recommended Cancer Screening Tests
Dr. Abdollah: Cancer screening aims to detect tumors early, before they become symptomatic. Evidence suggests that detection and treatment of early-stage tumors may reduce cancer mortality among screened individuals. Despite this potential benefit ... [...]
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