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  • Targeted breast cancer therapies coming to the forefront in treatment

    Targeted breast cancer therapies coming to the forefront in treatment
    If there ever was a right time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Beth Thompson found one.
  • Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays

    Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays
    When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...

    Doctors differ on prostate screening

    Doctors differ on prostate screening
    Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine. Some doctors and researchers believe testing for PSA, which stands for...

    Mammograms may be worth risks for some in their 40s

    Mammograms may be worth risks for some in their 40s
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that starting breast cancer screening at age 40 might be worthwhile for some women who have a higher-than-average risk of the disease, for example because their mother had cancer. Researchers and cancer...

    U.S. task force: PSA tests do more harm than good

    U.S. task force: PSA tests do more harm than good
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Monday recommended against the use of routine PSA prostate cancer-screening test for men of any age, saying that the PSA exam and treatments that may follow, like radiation and surgery, result in far more harm...