Navigation Links
The Effectiveness Of Screening Tests Questioned

PSA tests for men and breast self-examination by women are among two medical screening tests of dubious value.//

However neither of these tests has been scientifically proven to reduce mortality rates. PSA levels in the blood can predict mortality from prostate cancer among men known to have the disease but there are no published randomized trials that the earlier detection improves prognosis.The reason: many prostate cancers never develop to the point of causing real problems. Routine testing of otherwise healthy men on a regular basis, therefore, may simply cause many men to be treated unnecessarily, leading to incontinence, impotence, and other problems.

In terms of breast self-examination, a recent large study suggests the technique is ineffective because most malignant lumps are found during activities of daily living, such as washing or dressing, anyway. Regular self-exams just lead to unnecessary surgical biopsies and greater anxiety among women. Specialists believe the same results would apply to testicular self-examination as well and suggests health officials who tout these exams believing they can’t hurt are failing to take these adverse effects into account.

Thus researchers conclude saying , “Giving information to people considering screening ... when the only honest information is complete uncertainly is useless. Encouraging people to decide for themselves is ducking the issue.”
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
2. The Effectiveness Of Chickenpox Vaccine Questioned
3. The Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Products In Reducing Infection
4. The Effectiveness Of Cancer Drug In Women At Risk Of Developing Cancer
5. The Effectiveness Of The Breast Cancer Drug By Pfizer
6. Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Test
7. Studying The Effectiveness Of Cough Syrups
8. The Effectiveness Of NSAIDs Evaluated
9. Effectiveness Of Infertility Treatments Questioned
10. Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements
11. The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First ... United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell ... facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a ... area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches ... success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in ... than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood ... something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a ... children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 VolitionRx ... of Dr. Edward Futcher to the ... effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also appointed ... Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of the ... and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: