Published in Mental Health Law Weekly, November 29th, 2008
"We therefore examined the associations between preexisting diagnoses of dementia and survival from breast, colon, and prostate cancer. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 106 061 patients aged 68 years or older diagnosed as having breast, colon, or prostate cancer, using data from the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Medicare database. We assessed the risks of mortality from cancer and noncancer causes, stratified by presence or absence of preexisting...
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