Posts Tagged ‘long-term survival’

NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: NZ politicians currently trying to decide what to do about prostate cancer screening (the Health Selection Committee inquiry) should read the latest analysis of the big randomised European study into PSA testing.

It suggests population-based screening is not supportable. READ MORE> and HERE>

Mike Scott at this website notes:

…it is certainly a fair question for every man of 55-74 years of age and a PSA of less than 4.0 ng/ml whether he wants to have treatment for prostate cancer based on a 553 to 1 chance that treatment will actually affect his long-term survival, and given the well-known side effects of treatment.

We do believe that these data add emphasis to the value of expectant management as a method of caring for men with low-risk prostate cancer.

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URO TODAY: For the first time, a study has shown that people who produce excess amounts of an enzyme called elongation factor 1alpha have a better chance of long-term survival from prostate cancer (at least I think that’s what this report says). READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: The rate of increase in PSA level prior to prostate cancer surgery is an indicator of your long-term survival, research shows. READ MORE>

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