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Dense breasts means higher cancer risk for elderly

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Amerigo Allegretto From: Increased breast density is linked to a higher risk of invasive breast cancer among women ages 65 and older regardless of body mass index (BMI), according to research published August 26 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers led by Dr. Shailesh Advani, PhD, from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles said these results indicate …

Experts Question Routine Mammograms in Elderly

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

UCSF-Harvard Study Finds Tests Offer Limited Benefit to Oldest Female Patients Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and …

Over 70s who think they’re too old to get breast cancer: Elderly women dying needlessly as they are no longer screened

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Older women may be dying needlessly of breast cancer because they wrongly assume that the threat has passed them by, experts have warned. Figures have revealed that one in three cases of the disease – and more than half of deaths – are in women who are aged 70 or older. Despite this, the age group is not …