Impact of age and comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening among older veterans.

@article{Walter2009ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of age and comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening among older veterans.},
  author={Louise C. Walter and Karla Lindquist and S. F. Nugent and Tammy Schult and Sei J. Lee and Michele A Casadei and Melissa R Partin},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={150 7},
  pages={465-73}
}
BACKGROUND The Veterans Health Administration, the American Cancer Society, and the American Geriatrics Society recommend colorectal cancer screening for older adults unless they are unlikely to live 5 years or have significant comorbidity that would preclude treatment. OBJECTIVE To determine whether colorectal cancer screening is targeted to healthy older patients and is avoided in older patients with severe comorbidity who have life expectancies of 5 years or less. DESIGN Cohort study… CONTINUE READING