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Older doctors may do more prostate cancer tests on old men
These screening rates don't include men with a history of prostate cancer or symptoms of the disease such as unexplained weight loss or back pain or difficulty urinating. Recommendations against routine screening don't apply to these patients because ... [...]
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'It's not an older person's disease anymore'
Breast cancer survivor Jo-Ann Kennedy, at her home in Kingston, will be taking part in a breast cancer support walk in May. ... She got to ring the bell twice, once when she finished her chemotherapy and again when she finished her radiation treatments. [...]
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Exercise might slow rate of mental decline by 10 years for older people
"These results were not surprising because I think there is more and more evidence that more physical activity is good," said Dr. Clinton Wright, an associate professor of neurology, public health sciences and neuroscience at University of Miami School ... [...]
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Older women with breast cancer may live longer with low-fat diets
Older women who go on a low-fat diet may likely live longer if they develop breast cancer, according to the results of a new study. The study shows that 82 percent of women who went on a low-fat diet were still alive a decade after being diagnosed with ... [...]
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To your good health: Relative looking for second opinion on older relative …
ANSWER: Rising PSA after cancer treatment typically is due to cancer returning, not an increase in normal prostate. However, that does not mean that your friend “must” have treatment. Goals for cancer treatment in an 83-year-old man may be very ... [...]
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Older Docs Do More Prostate Tests on Old Men
These screening rates don't include men with a history of prostate cancer or symptoms of the disease such as unexplained weight loss or back pain or difficulty urinating. Recommendations against routine screening don't apply to these patients because ... [...]
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Older men with higher levels of free testosterone more likely to develop …
Australian researchers spent a decade exploring the testosterone-prostate cancer connection by comparing natural testosterone levels of men in their 70s and 80s, those with prostate cancer and without. "Men with late-onset prostate cancer had higher ... [...]
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Older Individuals Screened for Breast, Prostate Cancers Unnecessarily
Limitations of the current study were potential overestimations of individuals' life expectancies due to unmeasured comorbidities and the inclusion of men and women previously diagnosed with or treated for breast cancer or prostate cancer. “Efforts ... [...]
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Some older patients may receive screening for cancer
Some older patients may receive screening for breast or prostate cancer even though the tests aren't recommended because they aren't expected to live long enough to benefit from treatment, a U.S. study suggests, reports Reuters. Screening isn't advised ... [...]
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Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings
21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don't need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a ... [...]
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