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2012-01-11 06:37:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire)- New research from Washington University School of Medicine indicates that a screening for prostate cancer may be one thing you can scratch off your to-do list. A major U.S. study of more than 76,000 men indicates that although more tumors are found with screenings, these tumors are slow-growing and unlikely to lead to death. The study's lead investigator, Gerald Andriole M.D., is quoted as saying, "We need to modify our current practices and stop screening elderly men...

Regular Prostate Screenings Won't Reduce Cancer-Related Death Risk
2012-01-07 06:30:48

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have discovered new evidence suggesting that obtaining an annual prostate cancer screening does not reduce mortality rate associated with the disease in older men. The study, which was published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) on Friday, looked at approximately 76,000 men between the ages of 55 and 74 participating in the Prostate, Lung, Cancer, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO)...

2011-12-30 20:30:00

OhioHealth provides list of check-ups men and women should be having on a yearly or even monthly basis Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Because health screenings are important, OhioHealth is providing a check list for 2012. It´s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked, women need to have a mammogram, and eventually men should schedule a prostate exam. Men and women are often unsure of how often to have screenings and what age to begin. Since a new year means a fresh...

2011-12-16 08:51:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The U.S. Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial found cancer in many men with low levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), and many debated which PSA level should lead to biopsy recommendation. The US Preventive Screening Task Force (USPSTF) recently concluded, amid considerable controversy, that the evidence does not support recommending PSA screening for men under 75 years old at all, because the risks outweigh the benefits. Now, a study shows that physicians in a...

2011-12-13 14:53:29

No movement toward more aggressive follow-up, study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds After the US Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial found cancer in many men with low levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), many debated which PSA level should lead to a biopsy recommendation. The US Preventive Screening Task Force (USPSTF) recently concluded, amid considerable controversy, that the evidence does not support recommending PSA screening for men under 75 years old at all,...


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