disease, with the rationale being that perhaps we will detect an early ovarian cancer? ... prostate cancer, cannot.
I've written previously about the limitations and risks of mass screening techniques, e.g., mammography for breast cancer, PSA testing for prostate cancer and PAP smears for cervical cancer. ... The mass screening model, as with mammography or prostate
A few words on other cancers and screening. Prostate cancer screening by PSA testing has never been shown to save lives. ... What's different, also--and I think this is where some journalists get the story wrong by omission--is that early treatment of
HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted disease and aside from causing cervical cancer is also the cause of genital warts. ... to 26 that immunize them from the subtypes of HPV that cause cancer.
But it turns out that diagnosing prostate cancer sooner hurts more than it helps. ... Prostate cancer frequently takes a decade or longer before it causes patients any harm.
Widespread cancer metastases? Concerns about tight blood glucose control fade away. ... Bony pain from prostate cancer? Narcotic and sleeping pill addiction doesn't even occur to anyone.
Because doctors do disagree, they took pains to assure us, referring to the headlines of contemporary controversies: statins for primary prevention, to take one example; or prostate cancer screening, not to ... They are right, of course, about doctors'
Q: Can I charge a Medicare patient for a prostate cancer screening digital rectal exam on the same date as an E/M visit? ... A: No. Although Medicare has created an HCPCS code for a prostate cancer screening digital rectal exam (G0102), it does not allow
Elderly men expect to receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and doctors continue to conduct them, sometimes even in men with low life expectancy despite the recommendations against the practice. ... Doctors know they shouldn't do
Start with basic internal medicine. If an older patient with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer has heart failure and shortness of breath, the best palliative care may be to treat his ... For instance, the patient may have a pulmonary embolism