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Prostate Cancer Test

More Evidence That PSA Testing May Do More Harm Than Good

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel Though prostate cancer risk can be detected using blood tests that measure prostate-specific antigen (PSA) -- a protein disch...

PSA Screening Could Prevent Prostate Cancer Spread, But Would It Save Lives?

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Evelyn Lamb (Click here for the original article) Forgoing a test to detect prostate cancer could mean that three times as many men would fail ...

More Prostate Cancer Test Advice – For Some Men

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — There's more advice on the contentious issue of prostate cancer screening: A leading group of cancer specialists says the decision ...

Prostate Cancer Screening: Think Different

Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., M.P.H.

The serum PSA test should not be used alone for screening; it leads to too many unnecessary biopsies. A better estimate of individual risk, including the risk of more lethal disease, can be obtained by combining the PSA test with other information.

My Odyssey Down The Prostate Cancer Highway

Craig W. Anderson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Craig W. Anderson

My odyssey down the Prostate Cancer Highway began with the type of complete physical which includes many popular activities, including: pee-in-a-cup, X-Rays, bone scans, MRI, CAT scan, peering into my ears-nose-throat, the Icy Stethoscope Patdown here and there on my torso, and complete blood analysis.

Routine PSA Screening Doesn't Prevent Prostate Cancer Deaths: Study

Reuters | Genevra Pittman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Annual screening for prostate cancer doesn't cut men's chances of dying from the disease...

The Dark Side Of Prostate Testing

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Terry Dyroff's PSA blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn't find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection. In the emergency room sever...

New Test Could Help Solve Vexing Problem In Prostate Cancer Treatment

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cance...

Prostate Cancer Detection: Genetics Can Help Determine When A Biopsy Is Needed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Scientists have taken a first step toward improving those problematic PSA tests for prostate cancer, by mixing in some genetic info...