Search results for "Prostate Cancer"

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QD: News Every Day--Two studies reinforce medical management over stents

Researchers conducted a survey by mail among 1, 600 Medicare beneficiaries 66 years or who had undergone surgery for prostate cancer or elective coronary artery stenting in 2008. ... The goal was to compare discussions about prostate cancer and stents,
June 2019

A brief clarification on PSA testing

Preventative Services Task Force against using the PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer has left many patients confused, and many doctors unsurprised. ... We've known for a while that in the aggregate, the data do not show that screening for
June 2019

Are your patients health literate?

As the evidence on the utility of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer continues to be questioned, internists may wonder what to tell their patients about when, how and whether ... Screening can help detect prostate cancer early, but
July 2011

What is "overdiagnosis"?

Dr. Welch has been studying overdiagnosis for a couple of decades and has written two books, Should I Be Tested For Cancer?: Maybe Not and Here’s Why and Overdiagnosed: Making ... for. It has been pretty well established for breast cancer screening and
June 2019

Recommended care, says who?

For example, several days ago the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with its final guideline on using PSA for the purpose of screening for prostate cancer. ... I discuss the debate more in my previous post: Should Doctors
June 2019

Propoxyphene withdrawn, bevacizumab loses indication

In trials of patients with breast and prostate cancer, denosumab increased the length of time to SRE compared to zoledronic acid (Zometa). ... The breast cancer indication for bevacizumab was approved in February 2008 under the FDA's accelerated approval
February 2011

QD: News Every Day--Cancer deaths continue to decline

While cancer mortality declined for all people, more specifically, there was a 0.6% annual decline for women and a non-statistically significant decline for men due to prostate cancer incidence ... When prostate cancer was excluded, there was a
June 2019

My descent into guideline fatigue syndrome

You likely know several examples of “dueling guidelines,” breast cancer screening, prostate cancer screening, and goals of diabetes control.
June 2019

Letters to the Editor

An Annals of Internal Medicine editorial in the May 5 issue again notes that, “Within 10 years of trial entry, screening increases the number of cancer cases diagnosed but has no ... by overzealous therapies and like to pronounce themselves as
June 2009

Help me understand how you react to uncertainty

For example, hormone treatment in the patient with local (not metastatic) prostate cancer; repeated CT scans for thyroid nodules without symptoms; treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), mammograms in a
June 2019

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