McKnight's September 29, 2023
Kristen Fischer

A new poll finds that 62% of people aged 50 to 80 don’t want guidelines for determining when to stop cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies, to be based on life expectancy.

In all, 26% strongly disagreed with stopping the screening tests, and women were more likely to have a stronger stance against ceasing the tests. The poll, released Thursday, came from University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging data. The survey operation was based at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and supported by AARP and Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan’s academic medical center. The survey was conducted in January.

Guidelines that use life expectancy as a factor on when to screen — and...

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