Credit must be given to Charles Bankhead, a staff writer at MedPage Today for taking on a very difficult subject whether it makes any sense to perform cancer screens on seniors, and if so, when. While this may conjure up images of death squads or health care rationing, it is actually an important, pragmatic, and timely topic.
According to the American Cancer Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the use of breast MRI should be limited to those women who have a greater than 20 percent lifetime risk of breast cancer, or for further evaluation of indeterminate lesions. Furthermore, MRI is not recommended for new cancer diagnoses or