AAP: Prostate cancer will soon become the No.1 killer of Australian men, and experts are determined to conquer the fear factor stopping men from getting checked out. READ MORE>
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Posted in Checkups, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Socio-economic status, tagged blood test, blood tests, cancer research, catheter, divorced, health insurance, high school education, higher socio-economic, medical checkups, no routine health checkup, older men, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer screening, prostate-specific antigen, separated, URO TODAY, widowed on July 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
URO TODAY: Older men (75+) with health insurance, or who are satisfied with life, or always had emotional support are significantly more likely to get a regular PSA test for cancer, US researchers report. READ MORE>
However, men who had no routine health checkup; were divorced, widowed, or separated; or had less than a high school education were significantly less likely to report having had a PSA test
Posted in Checkups, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, SCREENING and DIAGNOSIS, Screening debate, tagged advanced prostate cancer, Biopsy, blood test, blood tests, cancer research, catheter, digital diagnosis, Finland, Finnish prostate study, medical checkups, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer screening, prostate-specific antigen, Screening debate, URO TODAY on June 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Checkups, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, tagged blood pressure test, bone density scan, cancer research, cancer survivors, catheter, cholesterol testing, flu vaccination, prostablog, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate cancer survivors, reast cancer survivors, UK study, URO TODAY on May 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
URO TODAY: Cancer survivors are more likely to undergo a bone density scan, flu vaccination, and cholesterol testing than those who haven’t had cancer, a big UK study has found. READ MORE>
Prostate cancer survivors are less likely to have their blood pressure tested, according to the analysis. Breast cancer survivors are less likely to receive a blood pressure or cholesterol evaluation.
Posted in Checkups, Diagnosis, Doctors' advice, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Screening debate, Treatment debate, tagged Australian research, cancer research, decision-making process, doctor-patient discussions, GP advice on prostate screening, medical checkups, Patient knowledge, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer screening, prostate treatment debate, prostate-specific antigen, Screening debate, US Archives of Internal Medicine on October 1, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
PROSTABLOG NZ: How best to advise doctors on what they should tell their patients about prostate cancer testing is a key issue facing the Parliamentary inquiry in NZ – but they’re not alone in their deliberations.
A global debate is going on about whether men are being properly counselled, whether they should be tested, whether they should even be told about testing.
A recent report in the US Archives of Internal Medicine referred to some Australian research produced last year that asked men about their doctor-patient discussions on prostate cancer. It’s worth revisiting:
Patient knowledge, interest in being screened, and anxiety associated with considering the benefits and limitations with prostate cancer screening may all influence the manner in which patients interact with their doctor and what role is adopted during the decision-making process. READ MORE> and HERE>