Brother Chuck Schroeder: The hotline addresses a different topic every month.
This month, it's breast cancer. The hotline has covered prostate cancer a number
of times. And the Deseret News has written about prostate cancer many, many
times, as well.
Am I in the Twilight Zone?. Is this really the DN?. If so then why don't you
talk more abour men's issues like this?.A government panel is poised
to recommend against routine PSA blood tests to screen for prostate cancer.
That's good for women to get screening mammograms.But why don't you
talk more abour men's issues like this?.There are reports that a
government panel is poised to recommend against routine PSA blood tests to
screen for prostate cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force analyzed
previous research, and a draft report concludes there's little if any reduction
in deaths from routine screening but possible harm, including unnecessary
surgery and other treatment. The draft report was obtained by The Cancer Letter
newsletter and is scheduled to be published Tuesday. PSA screening already was
controversial, with groups including the American Cancer Society recommending
that men consider the pros and cons before deciding. The test can't tell the
difference between an enlarged prostate or cancer, and screening often detects
small tumors that are too slow-growing to be deadly.Then why do VA
Doctors, also, other MD's, push this test then all the time?. We need answer's also.