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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Doctor: New PSA Recommendations Aren’t Good Enough

The USPSTF recently updated its recommendations regarding PSA testing. But at least one doctor says in a new op-ed, that isn’t enough:

A disturbing trend has been emerging in my practice over recent years: More men are being diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, and in some cases the cancer has already metastasized to the bones and become incurable…the new guidelines – which are not finalized yet, and are open for public comment until May 8 – don’t go far enough, since I believe scientific evidence strongly suggests the benefits of this routine testing in younger men outweigh the potential harms.    

What does he think the USPSTF should do differently? Read the rest of the doctor’s opinion here.

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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”

Don’t be the 1 in 7…

1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Here’s what you can to avoid being a statistic.

Count six of your friends. Or six other guys you know. Could be family, could be people you work with…you get the idea.

1 in 7 of those men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

So what’s a guy to do? Continue reading “Don’t be the 1 in 7…”