Cancer Screening in Older Adults

Cancer screening is an important tool for reducing morbidity and mortality in the elderly. In this article, performance characteristics of commonly used screening tests for colorectal, lung, prostate, breast, and cervical cancers are discussed.

Guidelines are emphasized and key issues to consider in screening older adults are highlighted.

Clinics in geriatric medicine. 2015 Oct 19 [Epub]

Sarah A Wingfield, Mitchell T Heflin

Geriatric Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA. , Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA.



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