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Large clinical trials change experts’ minds on prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer screening is now something to consider for men aged 55 to 69, according to the federal panel tasked with making recommendations for such preventative care options. In a finalized recom... read more

Prostate-Cancer Screening: Men Should Forgo PSA Testing, Panel Advises

The USPSTF, which in 2009 recommended that women delay routine mammograms until age 50, based its prostate-cancer-screening guidelines on a review of previous research, including two large studies ... ... read more

Prostate Cancer Screening is a Shared Decision - Matthew Cooperberg

So, it's a perennially controversial question, of course, how we should be optimally screening for prostate cancer. The new C recommendation is not much of a change from the ... but prostate cancer fr... read more

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Urologists say most men may skip PSA test for prostate cancer

A man with no risk factors for prostate cancer can go ... medical evidence from clinical trials instead of the “consensus opinion” of urologists, as was done in the past. The guideline acknowledges th... read more

Do 45-Year-Olds Really Need Colon Cancer Screening?

The large ... cancer screening is likely to continue. The question is what should people in the 45 to 49 age range do right now? Bearing in mind that the new ACS guideline is based on no direct clinic... read more

100 Easy Habits to Help You Live to 100

You can’t change your genes ... they should be screened for this cancer with their doctor. Screening involves a physical exam including a digital rectal exam and a blood test to check the PSA levels. ... read more

Overdiagnosis—when finding cancer can do more harm than good

Overdiagnosis is one of the key things to consider when working out the balance of possible benefits and harms of cancer screening. Keep in mind ... A large study from 2013 looked at the results of di... read more

How One Family Tackled The 'Team Sport' Of Tough Prostate Cancer Choices

My first reaction to the option of active surveillance was "No." "No, no, no. No." A cancer diagnosis without any treatment seemed ludicrous. Even for prostate cancer, known as a sloth in the oncology ... read more

Medicare funds MRIs for prostate cancer but not breast cancer

MEDICARE is at the centre of a gender war and is being accused of sexism for subsidising MRI scans for men with prostate ... “uncertain clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and financial impact” ... read more

Surgery unneeded for most early-stage prostate cancer, study says

Most patients diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer ... experts noted. But overall, the clinical trial — the largest of its kind and the first in the era of widespread PSA screening — should be w... read more

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