Navigation Links
Best Breast-Cancer Care Eludes Older Women
Date:10/21/2007

Research highlights need to individualize treatment,,,,

SUNDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- As women live longer lives, the number of breast cancer cases among older patients is rising, too.

Yet many older women are being under-diagnosed and under-treated for the disease, studies show. Often, age -- rather than health status -- is the deciding factor in determining how to care for the 80-and-older set.

"I think that the biggest problem to this point has been physicians' and patients' attitudes toward treatments," said Dr. David A. Litvak, a general surgeon and surgical oncologist for the Permanente Medical Group in Southern California.

Patients, on one hand, often have misconceptions about what the treatment involves. "They think it's going to be too disruptive to their daily lives," Litvak said. On the other hand, a lot of physicians have biases about treating anyone over 80, he added. Their thinking is, "How much time could they possibly have left?" As a result, many doctors assume a "leave-them-alone sort of attitude," he said.

Litvak led a study examining the medical records of 354 women, 70 and older, who were diagnosed with breast cancer at a community hospital in Michigan between 1992 and 2002. The study was published recently in the Archives of Surgery.

In all, 46 percent of the women had breast cancer that doctors could detect during a physical examination. Even though 72 percent of the women had mammograms, those tests were given mainly to verify the physical exams.

Seventy percent of the women were diagnosed when their cancer was in the early stages. But 36 of the women overall, and 56 percent of those 80 and older, were never closely evaluated to see whether the cancer had spread to their lymph nodes.

The study also revealed lapses in treatment. About half of the women had breast-conserving surgery, but fewer than expected received chemotherapy, radia
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Role Of Estrogen In Breast-Cancer
2. Powerful Anti-breast-cancer Pill on the Anvil
3. Misplaced Bravado: A Career In Surgery Eludes Women?
4. Positive Strokes & Life-Saving Information Eludes Stroke Patients
5. Older men father schizophrenics
6. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
7. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
8. Acoustic neuroma in older patients to be treated
9. Quality of lives of older people
10. Pregnancy shouldnt be dissuaded in older age
11. Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2015)... May 23, 2015 With the implementation ... are finding it increasingly difficult to provide their employees ... to provide adequate insurance for employees stand to face ... such an integral part of a business’s success or ... for businesses, Online USA Doctors has created a varying ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 23, 2015 On May 16, the team ... event was a 5k mud obstacle run that raised funds ... million people worldwide, and the reason we participated was to ... Davis, owner of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. “One-hundred percent of the ... , The event was not only attended by eXtreme Bodyshaping ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 A live auction ... equipment from hospitals, surgery centers and other medical facilities around ... sold including endoscopy, lab, radiology, surgery, anesthesia, exam and much ... May 27 and Thursday, May 28 starting at 9:00am CDT ... at 1400 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60160. ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... May 23, 2015 Add High-Quality prismatic refractions ... Film Studios. , It's as simple as dragging and dropping ... included tool for full effect. , Including over 80 ... range 5k sensors making this the ultimate bundle for adding ... included in this package are movie files designed for Final ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... The world is at a "hinge ... to create new opportunities for leadership in health ... WesternU's 34th annual Commencement Exercises said Wednesday, May ... former San Francisco mayor and likely 2018 gubernatorial ... ceremony for WesternU's colleges of Allied Health Professions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Online USA Doctors Now Offers Cost-Saving Alternative Healthcare for Businesses 2Health News:Online USA Doctors Now Offers Cost-Saving Alternative Healthcare for Businesses 3Health News:Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Team Runs through the Muck for MS 2Health News:Over 5,200 Lots of Medical Equipment Will Be Sold by Live Auction 2Health News:Developers at Pixel Film Studios Release ProFlare 5K Prism for Final Cut Pro X. 2Health News:Newsom to WesternU Grads: The Future is Inside You 2Health News:Newsom to WesternU Grads: The Future is Inside You 3
... Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that an ... in the embryonic development and the liver's own response ... cancer. ,The cell-signalling pathway called Hedgehog is ... could lead to the development of targeted treatment of ...
... take up organic farming according to the decision taken by ... hill town of Dharmasala.// ,'Under an integrated development ... fertilisers,' said a spokesman of the Tibetan government led by ... Tibetan refugees living in India and some of them have ...
... is all set to propagate a new method of sex ... Xiaoping, vice president with the China Family Planning Association, said: ... but sex education is lagging behind.' ,China now ... and about 20 million become sexually mature each year. ...
... to be cautious about monitoring blood sugar levels, which ... vessels that course through the lower limbs, giving rise ... risk for diabetics to suffer lower limb amputations is ... has reported. ,Wolverhampton-based researchers have reported that ...
... kids in Britain, increasing their susceptibility to diabetes. // ... to school as compared to 67% of the children in the ... sedentarily, watching television or playing at the computer. This is leading ... only in the above 40 age group. ,In Britain, more ...
... most important and natural activity we carry on in order ... and after with the Lungs. // Normally the lungs of ... the first cry activates this respiration surface. But the main ... well formed. Moreover, they often lack surfactant, which is a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Unchecked Cellular Repair Pathway Causes Liver Cancer 2Health News:Liquid Respiration Respirator For Premature Babies 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... "North American Active Wound Care Market by ... & Ulcer), by End-User (In-Patient, & Out-Paient) - ... their offering. ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,The North ... grow at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2014 ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , May 21, 2015  Cardica, ... 20, 2015, new employee Greg Watson , the company,s ... 400,000 shares of the company,s common stock, at a per ... May 20, 2015. The stock option was granted pursuant to ... board of directors in May 2015 under Rule 5653(c)(4) of ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, England , May 21, ... zur Bekämpfung von Arzneimittelfälschungen - Zwecks ... eines Arzneimittelprüfdienstes wird auf EG-Mitgliedstaaten verwiesen, ... Pilotsysteme betrieben werden.  Wählen Sie ein ... Bei der Richtlinie zur Bekämpfung von ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North American Active Wound Care Market 2015-2019 with Smith and Nephew, Molyncke HealthCare & ConvaTec Dominating 2Cardica Announces New Employment Inducement Grant 2EU-Arzneimittel-Richtlinie für gefälschte Medikamente; Aegate-Zusammenfassung als reale Bewertung aus Belgien 2EU-Arzneimittel-Richtlinie für gefälschte Medikamente; Aegate-Zusammenfassung als reale Bewertung aus Belgien 3
... Technology advances have had a profound effect on ... a constantly evolving communication environment, companies need to continuously ... It is challenging, however, to gauge the effectiveness of ... of today,s internal and external communication options. ...
... Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced today ... Biosciences, will be presenting at the 2011 Credit Suisse Annual ... live presentation takes place on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at ... 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  The presentation will be webcast and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Internal and External Communication Insights: Effective Approaches for Reaching Clients and Co-Workers 2
Slightly curved blunt dissector, double-ended. Length 11 1/2" (272 mm)...
Leroy-Raney scalp clips, sterile, disposable, plastic, ten clips/package....
Disposable scalp clip applier, comes loaded with 12 Leroy-Raney clips, ergonomic, easy to handle and position the clip....
... Multifunctional instrumentation, capable of ... tissue by means of ultra-sonic ... on organs, and, in particular, ... advantages of tissue-selection and non-traumatic ...
Medicine Products: