Cancer screening in the elderly.

Journal Article (Review)

A number of disease- and patient-specific factors need to be taken into account when cancer screening is considered in an older patient. They include the impact of aging on the cancer's biology and screening test performance, the patient's remaining years of life and candidacy for further diagnostic testing and available therapies, potential barriers to compliance with screening, and the patient's values and preferences about the screening.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heflin, MT; Cohen, HJ

Published Date

  • March 15, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 61 - 69

PubMed ID

  • 11263800

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2154-8331

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England