To develop an evidence-based guideline on prostate cancer chemoprevention, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association did a systematic literature review of 15 randomized clinical trials ... The committee identified
He was diagnosed with bladder cancer and doctors recommended surgery that had a 50% chance of extending his life. ... I know of another elderly man (a friend's father) who had prostate surgery for prostate cancer, even though he was over 80 years old and
For the prostate cancer study, men from 427 study sites North America were randomized between August 2001 and June 2004. ... Eligibility criteria included a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of 4.0 ng/mL or less, a digital rectal examination not suspicious
In medicine, 2 decades is just about forever. Perhaps the value of mammography is perennially muddled, if just a bit less so than prostate cancer screening, for the most obvious of ... Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive and progress faster in
If it does decrease the likelihood of dying of prostate cancer, the effect is small. ... American Cancer Society Guideline for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: Update 2010.
In contrast, I do not specifically recommend prostate cancer screening, although I think that's a close call. ... I practice what I preach, of course: I do get colonoscopies, but do not undergo prostate cancer screening, and the women in my family get
Case closed, right? Hardly. The prostate cancer screening debate has been raging for the past decade. ... So, where do we go from here? Prostate cancer screening is an ideal topic to include patient input.
Already over the past year, cancer screening guidelines have been updated based on reviews of the latest medical evidence. ... Prostate cancer screening with blood test PSA does not appear to be helpful in determining which men have the life threatening
One physician describes how his informed consent process was the deciding factor in a missed case of prostate cancer, and outlines how any physician can accomplish it. ... In 1990, Dr. Gottesman was sued for late diagnosis of a patient's prostate cancer.
The new recommendations surprise many people: They say that men age 75 and older should not be screened for prostate cancer. ... Ironically, it ended up tarring me as a heartless one. Prostate cancer causes a lot of suffering, I know.