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American Cancer Society Waffles on Need for Screening Tests for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  In a field plagued by frequent controversy, the American Cancer Society (ACS) claims to have taken a major step forward to provide transparency in how justified it is in recommending cancer screening tests. It blames oncologists with a conflict of interest...what would you expect from an organization that depends on income from big pharma and the mammography...

Five Screening Tests for Heart Disease You May Not Need

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  There is no good evidence that if a person is symptom free that any of the common tests that screen for heart disease are helpful according to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Even for people who smoke or those with diabetes or obesity there's no good evidence that heart screening tests save lives or prevent disease. These tests...

MDs Fail to Order Screening Tests

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
In an article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2012 it was determined that MDs are not ordering preventive screening tests very often. Perhaps they don't have sufficient incentive, but they certainly don't have much time in today's HMO medicine. Even though they receive automated reminders, only a few tests, such as colonoscopy,...

Screening for Colon Cancer (video series)

submitted by: admin on 04/08/2015
No one wants to get colon cancer and colonoscopy has been touted to be the best way to find asymptomatic precanceous and cancerous lesions of the colon that could be lifesaving. This makes logical sense, however, the United States Preventive Services Task Force in now questioning this test for healthy people who have no GI symptoms.   

Should Screening Tests for Cancer be Limited in the Elderly?

submitted by: admin on 09/01/2014
A study out of the University of North Carolina Medical Center in August of 2014 studied more than 27,000 patients over the age of 65 and questioned the widsom of doing routine cancer screening tests, especially if they had a limited life expectancy. They looked at screening tests for prostate, breast, colon, and cervix in a study from 2000 through 2010 and compared...

Stroke is Becoming More Common in Younger People

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
  According to an article published in the October issues of the journal, Neurology, stroke is affecting people at a younger age. In 1995 13% of all strokes occurred in people between 20 and 50 years old. That number rose to 19% in 2005. The reason for this increase in incidence in younger people is that we're seeing conditions such as type 2...

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