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Prostate Cancer Screening

Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I like to talk to patients and ask them how best to explain complicated medical information, so that every individual can have the information he or she needs to make the best decisions for him -- or herself.

Blood Test Could Improve Prostate Cancer Screening

Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/09/2014 11:21 AM EDT on LiveScience SAN DIEGO — Men who have elevated levels of prostate speci...

The Swedish Prostate Cancer Team: Which Cancers Need Surgery and When

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

If war is about understanding your opponent, we are only just beginning to understand the genetic changes that truly define the behavior and malignant potential of a cancerous cell. But we've done enough work to realize that a cancerous cell has more than one mutation.

Medicare Preventive Services: What's Free, What's Not!

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Medicare covers a wide array of preventive services to help you stay healthy, but it's important to know which services are totally covered and which ones will generate some out-of-pocket costs.

10 Things We've Learned About Prostate Cancer So Far This Year

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

November marks the recognition of "Movember," the month where moustaches are heralded to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, including ...

One Size Does Not Fit All: Do Current Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Neglect Race?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Prostate cancer hits black men especially hard. One out of every 5 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and 5 out of 100 will die of the disease.

The Power of 'Blue' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and blue is our symbolic color for prostate cancer awareness. This month is an opportunity to put a spotlight on this disease, give men hope, make a difference and save lives.

Senate Says Prostate Cancer Among African American Men Reaches 'Epidemic' Proportions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Despite ongoing debate about the benefits of PSA testing for men at risk for prostate cancer, and recent research on the best course of treatment for ...

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 ...

Is it Rationing? Cancer Screening and Clinical Uncertainty

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The dilemma for PSA screening and many other tests and treatments is that there's no science-based way to know whether holding back constitutes "rationing" for particular patients.

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.

A Wish For All Men

Angie Harmon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Angie Harmon

It is for all of the wonderful men in my life that I am raising my voice about a disease that affects more than two million American men and remains the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. We can make a difference with the progress of finding better treatments and ultimately, a cure.

Let's Revolutionize Prostate Cancer

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Philip Lee Miller

The time for a new approach for men and prostate cancer screening has now come. But you must be persistent and seek a new course.

12 Medical Tests That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Enter a new term into the midlife vernacular: medical gluttony. It's when our doctors order a barrage of "just in case" medical testing to keep us hap...

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...

Prostate Screening Isn't Saving Lives, Study Finds

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.15.2012 | Healthy Living

-- A big study of men in Europe gives mixed results about prostate cancer screening that may do little to change minds about its value. The study fi...

6 Prostate Cancer Questions, Answered

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Christine Gorman (Click here for the original article) The latest findings about the ineffectiveness of PSA testing to screen for prostate can...

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...

To Screen or Not to Screen (For Prostate Cancer): The Troubling Question for Men

Mary S. Harris, Ph.D | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Mary S. Harris, Ph.D

For men who don't have symptoms of prostate cancer and are now asking if they should get the PSA test as part of their routine medical check-ups, there is still no consensus within the medical community.

PSA-Prostate Cancer Screening Dilemma: Why Talking With Your MD Matters

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So, if PSA screening doesn't save lives and may result in harm, why do it at all? This counsel seems contrary to every cancer-related public service announcement we've ever heard.

Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Unnecessary, Government Panel Says

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- No major medical group recommends routine PSA blood tests to check men for prostate cancer, and now a government panel is saying they do...

Prostate Cancer: To Screen Or Not To Screen?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Still, in its aggressive form, prostate cancer is serious business: It kills 30,000 men each year in the U.S. and is the second most common cause of cancer death among men (after lung cancer).

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...