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  • Mixed messages on mammogram benefits

    Mixed messages on mammogram benefits
    The debate over the value of preventive screening heated up early this year after a study published in The British Medical Journal reported that annual mammograms did not reduce deaths from breast cancer.
  • Prostate cancer doesn't always mean treatment

    Prostate cancer doesn't always mean treatment
    "Cancer" is a very scary word, which is why being diagnosed with prostate cancer can trigger a dramatic reaction in men and doctors that can do more harm than good, new studies report. About 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their...

    Longer span between mammograms OK for older women

    Longer span between mammograms OK for older women
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening women over 65 each year for breast cancer doesn't catch any more early tumors - but it does lead to more false positives - than screening every other year, according to a new study. The findings are based on more...

    Is enrolling in a clinical trial tied to survival?

    Is enrolling in a clinical trial tied to survival?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with certain cancers enrolled in clinical trials survive longer, not necessarily from the treatment itself but potentially because those enrolled are better off to begin with, according to new research. "The survival...

    Doctors differ on prostate screening

    Doctors differ on prostate screening
    Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine. Some doctors and researchers believe testing for PSA, which stands for...