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Old 11-13-2018, 06:29 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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A fall class will not help you if your body just suddenly stops working and you go down without ability to control any part of your body.
Perhaps not for you - but hundreds if not thousands of early deaths can be prevented by learning how to fall.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/w...g-elderly.html
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Wrong.

Case in point - GYN cancers in elderly women - on the increase.

Gynecologic Cancer in the Older Patient: The Activities of the Elderly Working Group of NRG Oncology - The ASCO Post

My mother was 94 and died from endometrial cancer. She had other diagnoses - but this one ended her life.


My reference was to ALL cancers - in general, starting with the most common, working down the list, in the western population.


Endometrial Ca is somewhere in the middle and, yes...its incidence peaks later than lung, breast, colon, ovarian, esophageal, pancreatic, and even bladder cancer (note, any of those can happen in the late 70's or 80's or even the 90's). Endometrial Ca is one cancer that more commonly than most can occur very late; breast is another. Seen it quite a few times; usually in the eighties. But that is not when they typically occur.


At 94, a cancer not particularly common in people over say, 70, can happen. There is no set "rule" but prevalence decreases over 75 or so in most cancers. That was my point.

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