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New guidelines for prostate cancer screening

Tirrell, M. (04/11/2017). New guidelines for prostate cancer screening. Retrieved from http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/new-guidelines-for-prostate-cancer-screening.html If you’re a man between ages 55 to 69, one aspect of your medical care may have just gotten a little more confusing. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent and influential panel of experts, published new guidelines Tuesday for screening for …Keep reading

Ben Stiller Reveals Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer

Johnson, Z. (10/04/2016). Ben Stiller Reveals Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer. Retrieved from http://www.eonline.com/news/799578/ben-stiller-reveals-secret-battle-with-prostate-cancer Ben Stiller revealed on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show Tuesday that he was diagnosed with “immediately aggressive” prostate cancer at the age of 48. The Zoolander 2 actor, now 50, appeared on Howard Stern‘s program with his surgeon, Edward Schaeffer, and discussed …Keep reading

It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?

Emanuel, E. & Pearson, D. (1/2/2012). It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?. Retrieved from http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/it-costs-more-but-is-it-worth-more/?_r=1 If you want to know what is wrong with American health care today, exhibit A might be the two new proton beam treatment facilities the Mayo Clinic has begun building, one in Minnesota, the other in Arizona, at …Keep reading

Proton-beam centers sprout despite evidence drought

Lee, J. (4/12/2014). Proton-beam centers sprout despite evidence drought. Retrieved from http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140412/MAGAZINE/304129979 Widespread construction of expensive proton-beam therapy centers is galloping ahead, despite warnings from insurers and policy experts who decry the lack of evidence proving that the costly treatment produces better outcomes in prostate cancer patients, its most frequent use. At least a dozen …Keep reading