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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:17 PM
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Prostate Screening no Benefit...BBC
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 04:21 PM by Stuart G
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12911174

1 April 2011 Last updated at 09:26

Prostate screening has no benefit
By James Gallagher

Health reporter, BBC News

Prostate cancer screening does not save lives, according to a 20-year study, published in the British Medical Journal.
link to study:
http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d1539


Prostate cancer screening does not save lives, according to a 20-year study, published in the British Medical Journal.

One in four newly diagnosed cancers in UK men is prostate cancer.

Last year, the body which regulates screening in the UK advised against routine screening.

The UK National Screening Committee said this study provided further evidence that the harms outweigh the benefits.

Prostate cancer kills 10,000 people in the UK every year.

While there is no screening programme, men over 50 may still request a test
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iamtechus Donating Member (868 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:32 PM
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1. Another way to save money on Medicare n/t
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:44 PM
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2. Aw, man, and I have the cutest physician anywhere...
Another thing I won't be able to look forward to.

Sonoman
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:58 PM
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3. Uhh..guys...what does "screening" entail?
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w0nderer Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:34 PM
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4. towards the end of the article
>Retraction:
>Screening for carcinoma of the prostate by digital rectal examination in a randomly selected population.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rectal_examination

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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:06 PM
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5. Screening also involves the PSA..test.. a blood test that
is often unreliable..
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