Month: February 2015

The Impact of the Recommendation Against PSA Screening

In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation against routine PSA screening for otherwise healthy men. Almost immediately, prostate cancer support organizations and hundreds of clinical professionals raised an outcry. While acknowledging that the non-prostate cancer specific blood test often led to over-detection and over-treatment of indolent prostate cancer, countless lives keep reading

Complementary Medicine and Prostate Cancer

The practice of medicine has come full circle from ancient times. Archaeological remains from the Stone Age reveal primitive surgical interventions (ouch!) and bone-setting for injuries. Cave paintings show trepanning (punching or drilling a hole in the skull), perhaps done to relieve headaches, cure seizures, or simply release evil spirits. Such drastic intrusions were the keep reading
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