Patients with life expectancy of less than 10 years derive little benefit from screening

“Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark. By S.J. Lee and colleagues, British Medical Journal.

Clinical practice guidelines recommend targeting breast and colorectal cancer screening to healthy older patients who have a substantial life expectancy. Cancer screening is . . . → Read More: Patients with life expectancy of less than 10 years derive little benefit from screening

Breast Screening Costs High for Seniors

“Breast Screening Costs High for Seniors.” By Nancy Walsh, MedPage today

Costs associated with screening for breast cancer among older women remain high, with considerable geographic variation as well as some potentially undesirable implications for diagnosis, a retrospective study found. The annual cost to Medicare for breast cancer screening among women 66 and older was . . . → Read More: Breast Screening Costs High for Seniors