References for July 2008 Harvard Health Letter

Badgwell BD et al. "Mammography before diagnosis among women age 80 years older with breast cancer," Journal of Clinical Oncology (May 20, 2008), Vol. 26, No. 15, pp. 1–8. Barry MJ. "Prostate-specific-antigen testing for early diagnosis of prostate cancer." New England Journal of Medicine (May 3, 2001), Vol. 344, No. 18, pp. 1373–77. Lash TL et al. "Mammography surveillance and mortality in older breast cancer survivors," Journal of Clinical Oncology (July 20, 2007), Vol. 25, No. 21, pp. 3001–6. (Locked) More »

Cancer screening as we age

There is some controversy about whether or not people should continue to get screening tests for certain cancers after age 75. Variables include the person's overall health and whether or not additional life expectancy can be achieved. More »

Hospice care

Hospice care for terminally ill patients is increasing in popularity. This type of care is primarily a service, rather than a place, and may be administered in a hospital setting, at a patient's home, or in a nursing home. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Trans fat, au naturel

Meat and dairy products contain naturally occurring trans fat, and studies are suggesting that the small amounts of this fat in animal products may actually be good for us. (Locked) More »