Study: Older patients may not benefit from cancer screening tests

01/10/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

People expected to live less than 10 years may get little benefit from breast or colorectal cancer screening, according to University of California, San Francisco researchers. Their study found 10.3 years are needed to prevent one CRC death if 1,000 patients are tested, and 10.7 years are needed to prevent one breast cancer death if 1,000 patients are tested. The study was published in BMJ.

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