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Psa Screening

Should You Get An Annual Physical?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For those of you who get annual physicals, check out with your physician whether this is a necessary checkup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can forego this routine ritual and see that your kids do it, instead.

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 ...

Had I Followed the New PSA Recommendations I Might Be Dead

Jim Higley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

At the time of my surgery, I had no symptoms and would have never suspected that I had a life-threatening, cancerous tumor taking up residency in my prostate and surrounding neighborhood.

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.

Catherine Pearson

Why Are So Many Men Ignoring PSA Screening Guidelines?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Despite the fact that a major U.S. panel has recommended against prostate-specific antigen blood testing for prostate cancer in older men, a new study...

To PSA or Not PSA: It Depends

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Men should be empowered to make the best decision about PSA testing for them, and the answer isn't a dictum -- it's information and education.

Action vs Inaction: Which Attitude Is Better For Doctors?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The New York Times' piece makes clear that Dr. Brawley supports the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force against PSA screening, as do I.