The Tiny Island Where PSA Testing Is Growing

A small eastern Caribbean island with a population of under 300,000 has one of the highest rates of prostate cancer worldwide. Now private donors are stepping up to help fight the disease. Continue reading “The Tiny Island Where PSA Testing Is Growing”

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Understanding The Risks & Benefits of PSA Testing

With all the recent changes in recommendations surrounding prostate cancer screening, it can be helpful to read a simple breakdown of the pros and cons. Queens Gazette gives a short, easy-to-read guide today. Continue reading “Understanding The Risks & Benefits of PSA Testing”

Researchers: Prostate cancer screening should start earlier for black men

A new study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center finds that incidence of prostate cancer is 60 percent higher among black men in the United States than among white men, and that prostate cancers in black men also tend to progress faster than in white men.

The findings were published online April 24 in the journal Cancer. Continue reading “Researchers: Prostate cancer screening should start earlier for black men”

Prostate cancer screening now recommended

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force just made an important change to their guidelines.

If you’re 55 or older, have you had a discussion about a PSA test with your doctor? Because the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forces says you should. Here’s why… Continue reading “Prostate cancer screening now recommended”