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End age bias in breast cancer
treatment: MPs tell doctors to
assess patients on state of
their health rather than
date of birth alone

Daily Mail [UK], by Fiona Macrae

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/17/2013 3:33:23 AM

Elderly women must not be denied life-saving breast cancer treatments because of their age, warn MPs and peers. An influential cross-party committee said there is evidence that sufferers’ age is being ‘given undue weight in treatment decisions’. [Snip] The All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer also questioned why routine screening ends at the age of 70--when risk of the disease is known to rise with age. Despite age discrimination in health care being against the law, many older people ‘may not be receiving the level and type of support, treatment and information they need’, its report said.

Comments:
It´s not the only disease in the UK where there´s an age factor governing whether one is treated or not. You might call it a silent death panel.

      


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