| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Experts say that a blood test commonly used to screen for prostate cancer can cause more harm than good and leads healthy men to receive useless and sometimes dangerous treatments.
But try telling that to the tens of millions of American men who continue...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:48 PM
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Two labs are under investigation after mix-ups resulted in mastectomies for 4 women who never had cancer.
Biopsy results on the 4 women showed breast cancer, according to a report by the New Zealand Health Ministry.
As a result,...
| Sep 13, 2012
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors.
And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:36 AM
"An Urologist's View on PSA Testing" by Dr. Roger E. Schultz, MD, of Riverside Hampton Roads Urology. Schultz is the co-author with Alex Olive of "Humanizing Prostate Cancer," a manual for patients.
"The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has decided...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A Franklin County, Pa., judge recently made several decisions ending a lawsuit in which a former Waynesboro, Pa., man claimed he might have obtained hepatitis C from reused prostate biopsy needles.
Robert Eyler said in the lawsuit that he learned he...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Cay and I married Feb. 22, 1987.
On May 29, 2010, she stopped speaking to me.
At first, I thought it was a combination of job stress, a few converging life events and the distinct possibility that she was mad at me.
Several days later, at the urging of...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:55 AM
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Wednesday that two of its leaders are leaving their posts, months after the breast cancer advocacy group came under fire over its decision -- later reversed -- to cut funding for Planned Parenthood projects....
| Sep 30, 2012
Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like to...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors should discuss prostate cancer screening with men who have at least 10 years left to live, one of the country's largest groups of cancer doctors said Monday.
But men with a poorer outlook should generally avoid...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:32 AM
With celebrities toutinggluten-free dietsas their secret for slimming down, and entire grocery aisles dedicated to gluten-free products, it has a lot of people wondering, is gluten-free really the way to go?
Let's break it down.
What is gluten? Gluten...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dr. Gary S. Hill, an internationally renowned renal pathologist and the former chief of pathology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Tuesday from lung cancer. He was 74.
Dr. Hill pioneered a new technique for biopsies of tissue, in addition...