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submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
For men with localized prostate cancer, surgery does not save lives and it has a much higher rate of complications such as impotence and incontenance. However, once a man knows he has prostate cancer, he has a powerful drive to get it out even if the data does not support this approach. The word, "cancer" scares us.
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submitted by: admin on 06/09/2023
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics:
Health care reform
Schemes to cut Medicare costs
Prostate cancer screening: does it pay off?
Using digitalis to treat breast and prostate cancer
Antidepressants found to cause arteriosclerosis
The benefits of maple syrup
Vicki's 20-20 tips
submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths but it does lead to overdetection and overtreatment. The cancer detection rate is 40% higher with testing, but to prevent one death from prostate cancer more than 1400 men would need screening and 48 would be unnecessarily treated. The era of the PSA is over.