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Study: Older adults would consider stopping cancer screenings

Older adults indicated they would consider stopping cancer screenings, especially those who had a high level of trust in their clinician, according to interviews with a group of people ages 65 years or older, 47.5% of whom had an estimated life expectancy of less than 10 years. The report, in JAMA Internal Medicine, found many people supported using age and health status to inform screening decisions, but a majority did not support a Choosing Wisely statement recommending against screening for cancer in people with limited life expectancy.

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