In a new book, a doctor says that family and friends of the elderly need to rescue their loved ones from traditional medical care. He points out that instead of a yearly mammogram, a manual breast exam may suffice for the very old, and home tests for blood in the stool may replace the draining routine of a colonoscopy. In other words, the pace of care should be slowed to a crawl. Do you agree with this thinking? Shouldn’t medical procedures become more aggressive with age considering the accompanying maladies?
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