Researchers found that many Americans aged 75 and older received routine screening for colon, breast, prostate and cervical cancer, even though it is not recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, describes this trend as "an example of waste" and adds that there is "no science that shows these tests are going to benefit these folks by making them live longer."

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