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2013-09-18 12:31:33

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month highlights critical importance of early detection in saving lives MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LUGPA, representing more than 2,000 urologists nationwide, and Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc., have partnered again this year to raise awareness among families across the country of the importance of putting prostate cancer check-ups on the calendar for the men in their lives....

2013-09-17 11:11:33

When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. As outlined in a paper published in Value in Health, the analysis focused on several policy questions, including the effect on EWC program costs and outcomes of starting screening at age 50 years instead of 40 and of screening every two years instead of every year. The study was conducted...

2013-09-16 23:02:25

When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. As outlined in a paper published in...

2013-09-16 12:27:37

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among American men. For reasons that are still unknown, African American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than men from other racial/ethnic groups. They are also twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as other men. (Logo:...

2013-09-16 12:27:18

-- Free Or Low Cost Screenings Help To Diagnose Second Leading Cause of Death Among Men Which Can Be Easily Treated If Caught Early -- DENVER, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, but it is easily treated when caught early - the problem is that too often it is not. That is why the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), - a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in prostate cancer...

2013-09-13 23:03:05

El Salvador and the non-profit Basic Health International gear-up to launch the second phase of CAPE (Cervical Cancer Prevention in El Salvador), a program that will provide HPV-based cervical cancer screening to 30,000 women. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 In the fall of 2012, the Ministry of Health of El Salvador, with technical support from the non-profit organization Basic Health International, launched a program called CAPE - Cervical Cancer Prevention in El Salvador. CAPE...

2013-09-12 23:02:30

Prominent physician, Dr. Bert Vorstman, warns about overreacting during prostate cancer awareness month. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Prominent Florida prostate cancer specialist, Bert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS, has posted his latest blog, “Made Sick from Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screening” on his URO HEALTH blog site.Dr Bert Vorstman is a Coral Springs based urological surgeon and patient advocate with some 30 years of surgical experience. Dr. Vorstman...

2013-09-12 08:31:01

Urology experts clarify conflicting guidelines for PSA testing CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LUGPA, an organization advocating for integrated and coordinated urological care with more than 2,000 physician experts across the U.S., has been carefully monitoring the recent controversy surrounding the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for early detection of prostate cancer. Despite high-level evidence for the use of PSA testing as a screening tool and its role as a...

2013-09-10 11:14:14

A team of California-based breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists have developed a website to help navigate the new challenges posed by breast density notification laws, according to a special report published online in the journal Radiology. While mammography is considered the best single modality for population-based screening, its sensitivity is diminished by up to 20 percent in patients with dense breasts (breasts with a higher ratio of fibroglandular tissue to fat). This...

2013-09-10 08:30:53

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- So many advances have been made in the treatment of breast cancer that one has to wonder at its still stubbornly high rate, and the fact that it is still a leading cause of death in women. Catching the disease in its earliest stages through timely screening is inarguably a key factor, or perhaps even the key factor, in survival. At that point, not only can the cancerous cells be readily removed, but lifestyle changes can also be put in place to...