9. Cancer in Older People: To Screen or not to Screen?

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi2 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney3
  1. Catherine Terret and
  2. Jean-Pierre Droz

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch9

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Terret, C. and Droz, J.-P. (2012) Cancer in Older People: To Screen or not to Screen?, in Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice (eds K. M. Bellizzi and M. A. Gosney), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

  2. 3

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. Geriatric Oncology Program, Department of Medical Oncology, Leon Berard Cancer Center, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Lyon, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

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Keywords:

  • older adults/cancer screening guidelines;
  • aging, and disease prevalence;
  • screening colonoscopy;
  • CBE versus mammography;
  • life expectancy/tumour severity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cancer Types

  • Balance Between Benefits and Risks of Screening in Elderly People

  • Perspectives

  • References