New Guidelines Suggest Individualized Approach to Prostate Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released draft recommendations April 11 suggesting that doctors inform men ages 55 to 69 of the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing to screen for prostate cancer. The draft says the decision to be screened is an individual one that should be made after consulting with a physician.

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One More Reason to Stay Trim: Reduce Your Liver Cancer Risk

Liver cancer rates have been on the rise in the United States and have tripled in the last four decades. A study published in 2014 in the AACR’s journal Cancer Research projected that pancreatic cancer and liver cancer will surpass breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers to become the second and third leading causes of cancer death, following lung cancer.

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Burning Issues in Skin Cancer Prevention

With warm weather finally here, bringing more people outdoors, it is important to remember that many cases of skin cancer, including 90 percent of cases of melanoma—the most deadly form of the disease—could be avoided by reducing or eliminating exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, sunlamps, sunbeds, and tanning booths.

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