According to an article published online by JAMA Oncology, around 16% of seniors (65 or older) may have received non-recommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers. The reason they do so is because of limited life expectancies of less than 10 years.

The health guidelines currently in force, recommend against screening for prostate and breast cancer in people with limited life expectancy. These guidelines have been laid to help the U.S. health care system reduce the $1.2 billion it spends annually because of over-diagnosis.


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