When should we stop mammography screening for breast cancer in elderly women?

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When should we stop mammography screening for breast cancer in elderly women?

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Title: When should we stop mammography screening for breast cancer in elderly women?
Author: Parnes, Bennett L.; Smith, Peter C.; Conry, Colleen M.
Keywords: elderly women
cancer screening
ductal carcinoma
comorbidities
Date: 2001-02
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Abstract: There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening mammography beyond the age of 69 years. The best candidates to stop screening are elderly women who have significant comorbidities, poor functional status, low bone mineral density (BMD), little interest in preventive care, or an unwillingness to accept the potential harm of screening. (Grade of Recommendation: C, based on retrospective cohort studies.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2829

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