Navigation Links
PSA Testing: What Should Men Do?
Date:3/19/2009

f prostate cancer, such as those with a family history and African-Americans, should have that conversation with a physician at age 45, while most men can wait until age 50.

African-American men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer and a higher risk of dying of the malignancy.

But Dr. Judd Moul, director of the Duke University Prostate Center, sees flaws in the U.S. study (which argued against a mortality benefit) that he believes invalidate its findings.

"In the American study, the control group was under routine medical care, and in that control group, half the men had PSA screening," Moul said. "So, it was screening versus 'semi'-screening."

In addition, there was no provision in the American study that men with high PSA levels should seek treatment, Moul said. "It's not a screening test if it isn't followed up with treatment," he said.

Moul has an admittedly personal interest in the subject, since his father-in-law died of prostate cancer. And, he said, he has vivid memories of the pre-PSA-test era, when most men with the disease were only diagnosed at an advanced, tough-to-treat stage.

"I don't want to go back to the days when I had patients all over the ward dying of painful metastatic prostate cancer," Moul said.

And so, he prefers the recommendation of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, formed by major U.S. cancer centers, that all men have an initial PSA test at age 40, which would indicate their risk of developing prostate cancer, with follow-up testing at age 45. "After age 50, I would follow the recommendation of the American Cancer Society," Moul said.

And PSA testing should certainly stop at age 70, said Dr. Derek Raghavan, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute -- but with one caveat. If previous annual tests have shown a rising level of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate, testing should continue, Raghavan said.

"The studie
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Medicines small business practices should be supported by federal budget
2. Leader in Health Plan Cost Containment Cites Three Economy-Driven Reasons Why Self-Insured Health Plans Should Brace for Claim Increases and Fund Reserves Accordingly
3. Innovative Shoulder Surgery Offers Exciting New Option for South Florida Residents with Severe Shoulder Problems
4. Most IVF Patients Under 35 Should Have Single Embryo Transfer, According to Latest SART Data
5. Cleveland Conference: Quality Healthcare Can and Should Cost Less
6. Limited resources, unlimited needs: Americans should ration health care, says MSU ethicist
7. Journal of American College of Surgeons finds lung transplantation should be used in older patients
8. Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds
9. Study shows why sporting heroes should thank their friends
10. Adena Shoulder Surgeon Blends Innovative Techniques with Personalized Patient Care
11. Federally-Funded Study Says Focus Should Be on Total Calories, Not Particular Foods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
PSA Testing: What Should Men Do?
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its ... the online realm. Today, the business has introduced its ... site-wide prom dress promotion. , The new prom outfits ... and every dress lover. They are specially designed for ... prom dresses should visit its website before Jan. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Residents at Abernethy ... showed their generous spirit by providing holiday gifts ... Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. , Following ... the largest Christmas tree on the campus of ... residents of the Abernethy Village Association (AVA). Each ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... National (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Over ... back to their local communities. That is 700 smiling ... a single gift. Additionally over $6000 in monetary donations ... help offset some of the expenses they incur through ... years drive were A Child's Haven , Shrine's ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 24, 2014 Risperdal lawsuit ( ... mass tort litigation currently underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court ... of December 24, 2014, court documents indicate that 1,183 ... of individuals who developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) and ... the Court indicates that this represents an increase of ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Today, UWDress.com, the famous women’s dress supplier, ... and launched a site-wide wedding gown promotion. , ... in a more unexpected way, the collection should be a ... the global market, and they are available with custom service. ... at discounted prices, up to 75% off; most of them ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2Health News:AlignLife Donates Over 700 Toys This Year 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Continue to Climb, as Claims in Pennsylvania Litigation Exceed 1,180 Filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Buy Cheap Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns At UWDress.com 2
... who have had problems with the placenta during pregnancy are ... a study, reports BBC online., ,Placenta is a tube ... from the mother and gets rid of waste products. , ... of Toronto studied over a million women who were free ...
... first proof that simple exposure to cold weather is the leading ... warned you to wrap up warm to // avoid catching a ... Scientists say they have the first proof that there really is ... study findings will appear in this week’s The Oxford Journal of ...
... and M.S.D, tracked 60 menopausal women who had visited ... also visited the Case dental clinics. Nabil Bissada, chair ... James Liu, chair of the department of obstetrics and ... Palomo in the study. In the study, Palomo monitored ...
... between Tamiflu and the sudden deaths of 12 children in ... Administration has concluded. ,Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant which ... defense against a bird flu pandemic, agreed to work on ... reports AFP. ,But the powerful US medicines regulator found ...
... of India's northeastern states are expected to sign a ... to combat the disease that has assumed epidemic proportions ... on tackling the scourge is being organised Saturday in ... on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot is also ...
... world every year, and chlororquine, the cheapest drug available ... ,A national survey indicates that the treatment in ... causes a severe form of malaria, fails because patients ... has decided to replace the drug by a two-drug ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Placenta Problems In Pregnancy Linked To Early Heart Disease 2Health News:Scientist Affirm Mom’s Advice - Keep Yourself Wrapped Up To Avoid Cold 2Health News:Drugs Used In Osteoporosis Can Help Prevent Periodontal Bone Loss 2Health News:US Regulator Sees No Link Between Tamiflu And Japan Deaths 2Health News:North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems 2
(Date:12/24/2014)...  The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its final decision ... In a notice issued on December 23, the ITC ruled ... its humidifier was invalid. BMC President, James ... very excited with the ITC,s decision in this case. This ... since the very beginning on the key patents in the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK and LONDON ... in global orthopedic industry are expected to grow at ... consumption in terms of value and volume. Hip, knee ... the developed world while in emerging economies they have ... failure rates are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed ... a significant patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer ... Commission (ITC) ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ... advertising, or selling these masks in the United ... , iVolve N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2
... Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: AEN ), a developer ... its second quarter 2011 financial results for the period ended June ... second quarter. Updates since the beginning of the ... Multiple Sclerosis (MS) As ...
... Inc., the world,s largest provider of reusable systems for sharps ... disposal industry in the United States, will be celebrating the ... Sturtevant, Wis. with a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, August ... The grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9Daniels Sharpsmart Expands U.S. Presence With New Facility in Midwest 2
The Sabre 2400 provides high power performance and key user features to meet today's demanding electrosurgical needs. It is an ideal general-purpose electrosurgical generator....
The ExcaliburPlus PC is the most powerful isolated ESU with 10,000 V PTP in spray coag....
The CE marked HF coagulator which meets the highest ISO safety features....
Finesse electrosurgical generator (100-120 VAC) utilizes a patented design that integrates the electrosurgical generator and smoke evacuation system into a single compact unit....
Medicine Products: