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.).
That the connection to prostate cancer is unproven isn't a reason to take it. ... Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says (US News).
They develop data that supports their preconceived notions. We see this in medical debates: screening for prostate cancer, age to screen for breast cancer, whether or not to empirically treat some ... adolescent/young adult sore throats, the value of
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
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
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
Watchful waiting" has been most discussed as a treatment strategy for prostate cancer. ... Treatment for prostate cancer, including radical prostatectomy, is fraught with side effects that may negatively impact quality of life.
because of shortages of propofol injection. The FDA is currently studying whether Stalevo, a Parkinson's disease medication, is associated with an increased risk for developing prostate cancer. ... Researchers unexpectedly found that more patients taking
The goal of the research was to learn how to diagnose and treat prostate cancer earlier in men, a worthy goal, to be sure, but handled in a very unethical manner. ... blood test to screen for prostate cancer because clinical trials had found that the