Search results for "Prostate Cancer"


 
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Cleaning the House of Medicine

We screened routinely for prostate cancer long before knowing if it was beneficial, only to learn we were imposing net harm. ... We issued breast cancer screening guidelines with convictions unjustified by uncertainties that prevail to this day.
November 2019

Aiding patients' decisions on PSA screening

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.
July 2011

The Medical Skeptic

Case in point: Screening for (and sometimes even treating) prostate cancer. ... Some people do die from prostate cancer. It's just that the science of knowing whom hasn't developed to where we'd like.).
November 2019

Fish tales and prostate cancer

In this population, the association between fish intake and prostate cancer is murky. ... cannot be used to make specific assertions about supplements versus fish) does increase prostate cancer risk.
November 2019

Overtreatment: when less is more in medicine

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
November 2019

The last nail in the coffin for multivitamins

There is no reason to take vitamins or minerals for cancer or cardiovascular disease prevention. ... And the review highlighted the harms of some vitamins. β-carotene and vitamin A increase lung cancer risk in smokers, and vitamin E increases the risk
November 2019

Information plus documentation a must for informed consent

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.
January 2012

Evidence-based recommendations triggered accusations of euthanasia

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.
November 2019

QD: News Every Day--Soy supplements didn't reduce risk of prostate cancer recurrence after prostatectomy

QD: News Every Day--Soy supplements didn't reduce risk of prostate cancer recurrence after prostatectomy. ... Between 48% to 55% of men diagnosed as having prostate cancer use dietary supplements, including soy products, researchers noted.
November 2019

Muddled mammography

There are two basic problems with cancer screening in general, problems that pertain as much or more to prostate cancer as to breast cancer. ... This is true of many prostate cancers as well, and the reason for formal recommendations against routine
November 2019

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