Category Archives: prostate cancer

Prostate cancer screening. To screen or not to screen?

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The PSA test was introduced in the late 1980s. This lab test showed us that the incidence of prostate cancer increased dramatically compared to when we could … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening guideslines. New! from American Cancer Society

To screen or not to screen… that is a thoughtful decision.  Screening for prostate cancer should not be performed without an informed decision-making process.   Most elderly men die with prostate cancer, not from it.  The risk of screening is that … Continue reading

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New Prostate Cancer Test More Accurate : Northwestern University Newscenter

Northwestern University (ah, hem. . . my alma mater) has seemingly made a better PSA test.  More studies pending.  I’ll stay tuned.  Read on. . . New Prostate Cancer Test More Accurate : Northwestern University Newscenter.

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