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At What Age Is Someone Considered Elderly
Demographics breast : The cancer is most common between ages 60-70. It is considered high risk if it shows at a young age group that's between 25-50. There are various other tumor characteristics we take into account for risk stratification besides age such as grade, nodal status, oncotype score, er/pr/her2 status, lvi, pni, ki67 index and family history is very imp which defines the risk of carrying brca mutations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No strict definition: Clinically. Some studies used to have an age limit, but it was considered discriminatory. Some people are old at 40 others remain young at 80...As the song goes, young at heart. The consideration should be more "hale" or "frail" when medical decisions are involved. A lot depends on how many illnesses, medications, and organs no longer function well. Elderly sounds polite; old seems inconsiderate. ...Read more
50: Up to 3%of persons over age 50 will show isolated lesions. ...Read more
110-140: 110 lbs to 140 pounds is the healthy range for a woman who is 5 ft 5 tall. ...Read more
Depends: "old age" is a relative term. What was considered very old 40 years ago is very different then now. Genetics play an important role; but life style is equally important. If you live beyond 65 , you can expect to live another 10-15 years, and the longer you live, the longer you can expect to live...Avg life expectancy is now over 79 for women- ethnicity and gender also play a role in longevity. ...Read more
In what age range is someone most likely to have a melanoma? During what age range does it not occur?
Melanoma: It is very rare in young children (they don't get much sun, and not enough time for genetics or heredity to have their effect), and becomes increasingly common after the late teens. Chronic sun exposure or a strong family history are the major risk factors. Pigmented moles that are asymmetric, with an irregular border, with a change to a darker color, larger than 1/2 a centimeter should be checked. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
None specific: Patients 80 years and above considered high risk for any procedure including carotid surgery. But some patients who are above 80 yrs old are better candidates for carotid surgery than some 60's and 70's yr old patients. So it really depends on every patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on type: Dementia is an umbrella term for anything that causes disability related to cognition. There are many causes of dementia, including neurodegenerative diseases, strokes, and even infections. Neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., alzheimer's) usually start in adulthood. Strokes that cause dementia ("e.g., vascular dementia") also occur in adulthood. Infections can occur at any point. ...Read more
Any age.: I have seen blood pressure in overweight teenagers, and there are certain diseases that predispose to blood pressure becoming high early. In people who have strong family history, are obese, and are physically out of shape, it is not uncommon to see high blood pressure in the mid to late 30s. I find by the 50s, even some very thin and fit people can have high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22-25: Twenty two to twenty five seem like good ages. ...Read more
Difficult to say : Life expectancy has improved over the years for lupus patients. Used to, patients with lupus were more apt to die from complications of their disease and infections as a result of the therapies. Now with better recognition and therapy for lupus, we are beginning to see more death as a result of cardiovascular disease. Thus; it all the more important to have follow with your primary and your rheu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare before 21: Cervical cancer is rare before age 21, and doing pap smears before then actually may cause more harm than good because it leads to more falsely positive test results. Cervical cancer is most common at age 35-55. The current us preventive services task force recommendation is to get paps every 3 years at ages 21-65. A good prevention resource is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U into history ?: According to the bible, abraham (abram) fathered the child isaac at the age of 99, although this could be argued as by divine intervention.It is not unusual for men in their 60's to do so in recent history. ...Read more
It all depends: On you and the person who died. Some people consider 50 or 60 old and some consider it old. I know one person who died at 70 and everyone thought she was so young and vibrant. Another person was considered old and to have lived a long life at 50, since she accomplished so much and coped with many medical problems for years. It very general terms we could say that under 40 is young and over 60 old. ...Read more
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