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Multigene Testing May Help Better Stratify Risk in Men With Localized Prostate …
In most cases, however, these tests will be confirmatory and only in the minority of men will the tests likely alter clinical practice,” Dr Ross told Cancer Therapy Advisor. “Currently, tests are being developed that could be predictive of treatment ... [...]
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Testing times under the microscope
While the present test saves lives and helps doctors detect cancer in the body, there is a debate that Prostate Specific Antigen tests are overused and can cause more harm than good. The controversy arises because a high test result does not ... [...]
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The Great Prostate Debate: Pros and Cons of Testing
Fortunately, with early detection, prostate cancer is very treatable. According to urologist Lee Ponsky, MD, prostate cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages. That's why screening is so important. “There is at least a 90 percent chance that ... [...]
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Dear Dr. Roach: Prostate cancer testing, treatment are highly personal decisions
No matter which level you look at, the 6.4 or the 10.7, your PSA level has been rising and is now in a higher-risk range. It still is hotly debated whether early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer leads to better outcomes (even though it seems ... [...]
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Testing and Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is classified as an inflammatory type of arthritis. It belongs to a group of conditions, known as spondyloarthropathies. Accurately diagnosing the disease is important so that appropriate treatment can be initiated. [...]
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More Women With Breast Cancer Undergoing Genetic Testing
Assessment of a young woman's genetic risk after a breast cancer diagnosis can affect treatment decisions and the results can also have health implications for her relatives. It could also be due to the so-called Angelina Jolie effect, with the massive ... [...]
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BRCA testing rates in young women with breast cancer increase
Assessing a young women's genetic risk after a breast cancer diagnosis can have implications for subsequent treatment decisions. Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and co-authors described the use of BRCA ... [...]
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Winsford lifesaver calls on greater prostate cancer testing
A LIFESAVING Winsford-based charity has been leading national calls for a greater amount of testing and treatment on one of the biggest natural killers of men. Gary Steele, chairman of the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness ... [...]
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Medicare Proposal to Penalize PSA Testing Is Rebuked
Medicare is considering a penalty for physicians who perform "nonrecommended" prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The proposal is part of a federal effort to improve healthcare quality and reduce testing that is not ... [...]
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