Controversy Over Breast Cancer Screening: Oldest Old ‘Hanging In The Balance?’

News — By on December 9, 2008 at 8:00 am

A lack of clear-cut, scientific evidence illustrating the benefits of mammography screening in women over 80 has created a trail of controversy leading to a disturbing conclusion about cancer care in America. “We are ill-prepared from a scientific knowledge perspective to provide cancer health care rationally, ethically, equitably and humanely to the ‘booming’ older population,” say two leading cancer researchers.

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