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Breast cancer screening a balance of cost-effective and life-saving

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  • Lois Collins
    Oct. 8, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    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.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Oct. 7, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    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.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Oct. 6, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    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.