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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: New rules for preventive care announced in the US are designed to make selected services and screening tests available free – but prostate cancer testing is not included. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: An online screening decision aid for men with a family history of prostate cancer has been developed by a Sydney university. READ MORE>

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CANCER NETWORK.COM: The cancer survivor population in the US is nearing 14 million and is growing at a rate of about 10% each year. Unfortunately, cancer patients who have completed treatment do not always have access to comprehensive follow-up care. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: A series of proteins that might make it easier for doctors to better diagnose the more dangerous forms of prostate cancer has been identified by US researchers. READ MORE>

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SCIENCE BLOG: A link between a high-fat diet — typical of “Western style” high fat diet — as a potential cause of prostate cancer has been further confirmed by a new study. READ MORE>

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RENAL & UROLOGY NEWS: A US jury has found two doctors not guilty of failing to care properly for a prostate cancer patient who died, after his wife took a case based on absence of a timely PSA test. READ MORE>

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PROSTABLOG NZ: If only 3% of US men diagnosed with prostate cancer die, what’s happening in NZ, where the proportion is 20%?

The 3% figure pops up in Mike Scott‘s latest discussion on PSA testing for prostate cancer, when he says:

…the number of men in America who die of prostate cancer today is believed to be significantly less than three for every 100 men diagnosed. (New Prostate Cancer Infolink)

Compare that with NZ, where about 3000 prostate cancer diagnoses are registered each year – and 600 men die each year. That’s 20%.

Does the NZ Ministry of Health have some explaining to do?

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