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More on screening for Barrett's esophagus

I've written previously about the limitations and risks of mass screening techniques, e.g., mammography for breast cancer, PSA testing for prostate cancer and PAP smears for cervical cancer. ... The mass screening model, as with mammography or prostate
August 2019

The last nail in the coffin for multivitamins

There is no reason to take vitamins or minerals for cancer or cardiovascular disease prevention. ... And the review highlighted the harms of some vitamins. β-carotene and vitamin A increase lung cancer risk in smokers, and vitamin E increases the risk
August 2019

Start the new year by dumping your multivitamin

Vitamin C has been shown not to prevent the incidence of cancer, strokes, or heart attacks. ... supplementation has been proven not to decrease the incidence of strokes, heart attacks, or any cancer.
August 2019

'Your Medical Mind' explores what influences patients' medical decisions

the New America Foundation) about whether men should continue to have access to the PSA test for prostate cancer screening, despite the overwhelming evidence that it extends few, if any, lives
August 2019

Cleaning the House of Medicine

We screened routinely for prostate cancer long before knowing if it was beneficial, only to learn we were imposing net harm. ... We issued breast cancer screening guidelines with convictions unjustified by uncertainties that prevail to this day.
August 2019

The gravity of misinformation

Fish oil causes prostate cancer, except that it doesn’t.
August 2019

My descent into guideline fatigue syndrome

You likely know several examples of“ dueling guidelines,” breast cancer screening, prostate cancer screening, and goals of diabetes control.
August 2019

Guidelines should rarely become rules

Many clinical questions yield“ competing guidelines.” We all know the controversies over breast cancer screening and prostate cancer screening.
August 2019

Is cost-effective medicine on life support?

A few months back, The New York Times reported on two new drugs, approved by the FDA for cancer treatment. ... Provenge, a new drug for prostate cancer extends life by four months at a cost of $93,000.
August 2019

Ovarian cancer screening has no value

The furor over the lack of benefit for men of the screening Prostate Specific Antigen test (PSA) is still being heard. ... This is bad news because every year over 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
August 2019

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