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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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Cancer screening key issues. Why, who, which test do we use?

I recently read a great article demonstrating biases in the evaluation of screening tests. This is timely as last week I had a 75 year old female visibly upset that she no longer needed regular pap smears. She sighed and … Continue reading

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