| 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,...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Early detection of cancer saves lives - right?
This widely-held belief drives many to get unnecessary screenings, according to Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports just-released analysis of the latest research and extensive expert...
| Jul 16, 2010
What is abnormal uterine bleeding?
Abnormal uterine bleeding would be defined as any bleeding that occurs between normal periods. This could be the result of some "hormonal imbalance," or it can be the result of some abnormality in terms of pathology,...
| Aug 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had a PSA of 1.2 for many years. Now a year later my PSA is 2.1. Should I be concerned and check further? I am 67 years old.
ANSWER: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by prostate tissue. Prostate cancer cells make...
| May 27, 2010
Five years ago, when he was diagnosed with cancer, Kevin Brick gratefully accepted a doctor's offer to wait and see what happened to the tiny tumor in his prostate gland.
So far, there is no evidence the cancer is growing or becoming more aggressive....
| May 6, 2010
Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market.
In research reported recently, the drug dutasteride, currently used to shrink enlarged prostates, was...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 4:38 AM
We often see the headlines about people around the world setting themselves on fire. But what happens afterward? Nicole Bernal, acting director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, explains....
| Sep 26, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Patients are encountering increasingly long waits for biopsies at Harbor-UCLA, while those seeking biopsies at other hospitals are treated within weeks, if not sooner. The delays do not violate state or federal law, but patients and advocates say they...