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Older doctors may do more prostate cancer tests on old men
These screening rates don't include men with a history of prostate cancer or symptoms of the disease such as unexplained weight loss or back pain or difficulty urinating. Recommendations against routine screening don't apply to these patients because ... [...]
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GP prostate screening ruled out but practices told to give PSA tests on request
GPs are urged to use their clinical judgment to offer the test to patients exhibiting possible symptoms of prostate cancer. They are advised not to proactively raise the issue of PSA testing in asymptomatic men. But any asymptomatic patients over 50 ... [...]
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Older Docs Do More Prostate Tests on Old Men
These screening rates don't include men with a history of prostate cancer or symptoms of the disease such as unexplained weight loss or back pain or difficulty urinating. Recommendations against routine screening don't apply to these patients because ... [...]
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NHS breast cancer tests miss 3500 tumours a year
... increases their risk of breast cancer. Experts said up to half such cases could be missed via screening. Such women are 18 times more likely to have cancer found after it causes symptoms rather than through routine screening, previous research has ... [...]
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Genetic tests may not reveal a clear treatment path for breast cancer
At a time when genetic testing and genetically personalized treatments for cancer are proliferating, buoyed by new resources like President Barack Obama's $215 million personalized medicine initiative, women with breast cancer are facing a frustrating ... [...]
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Genetic tests may not reveal clear treatment path for breast cancer
NEW YORK — At a time when genetic testing and genetically personalised treatments for cancer are proliferating, buoyed by new resources like President Barack Obama's US$215 million (S$295 million) personalised medicine initiative, women with breast ... [...]
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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Study Tests Way of Monitoring Metastasis Using …
The trial, “A Pilot Surveillance Study to Monitor Natural Killer Cells and Circulating Tumor Cells in Previously Treated Non-metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer,” will use the company's ClearID genomic test, powered by the LiquidBiopsy technology, ... [...]
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Pet Vet: Examination, tests needed to diagnose arthritis in cat
Cat Adoption Events, 1-4 p.m. second and fourth Saturday, Sheets Pet Clinic, 809 Chimney Rock Court, GB. Meet many cats and kittens in a relaxed setting. All cats are spayed/neutered, tested, current on vaccinations, treated for fleas and worms, ... [...]
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Jeff Kahler: Examination, tests needed to diagnose arthritis in cat
Phyllis thinks it's probably due to arthritis and advancing age. She has read about treatment for arthritis in dogs but wonders what she can use to treat her cat. Certainly, cats do develop arthritis. Like any creature with a boney skeleton and joints ... [...]
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VolitionRx initiates study to assess NuQ blood tests for detection of prostate …
While more than 80% of all prostate cancers are detected at the local stage, and nearly 100% of men diagnosed and treated at this stage will be disease-free after five years, a small percentage of men experience more rapidly growing, aggressive forms ... [...]
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Are men dying needlessly because we don't make all over-50s have prostate tests?
The key to treating cancer is spotting the disease at the earliest possible stage, when effective treatment is still possible. Screening programmes - as we have for breast, bowel and cervical cancer - are a wonderfully effective tool for making a ... [...]
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Nearly 1/3 of Elderly Receive Non-Recommended Cancer Screening Tests
Dr. Abdollah: Cancer screening aims to detect tumors early, before they become symptomatic. Evidence suggests that detection and treatment of early-stage tumors may reduce cancer mortality among screened individuals. Despite this potential benefit ... [...]
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Millions get unnecessary cancer screening tests
Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don't need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added. [...]
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