Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 2nd, 2000
Many doctors have long suspected that breast cancer affecting the elderly is relatively indolent, or less aggressive. As a result, doctors have been reluctant to treat breast cancer in the elderly as aggressively as they do in younger women.
"The risk of cancer spread in the elderly seemed lower," explained Rachana Singh, MD, from the University of Chicago, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology. "Also, doctors feared that since older women are more likely to have comorbid conditions, they would not...
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