| Posted On Dec 12, 2017 | By:

A PSA on the PSA

I’d last posted on this subject about a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2016.  Since then, there have been a few small changes in the world of prostate cancer screening and the PSA test that I thought I should update you about.

At that point in time, there were seven major medical associations who had published opinions on PSA testing:

  • Four groups – the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF,
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| Posted On Apr 29, 2015 | By:

Men and the Doctor’s Office

I’ve learned over the years that men, generally speaking, are not big fans of coming to see their clinician. As the prostate exam in particular has been a common source for sitcom material, we find we have to do a lot of encouraging with men of all ages!

But I have good news: what we test, how we test and how often we test have changed. I’ve listed some key areas of men’s health and our current thinking about the approach to screening and care.

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| Posted On Mar 16, 2015 | By:

The PSA blood test for prostate cancer: When men need it—and when they don’t

For years, doctors have used a PSA blood test to screen men for prostate cancer. The test measures a protein made by the prostate gland, called a prostate-specific antigen (PSA).

But the PSA test can do more harm than good. Here’s why:

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| Posted On Jul 18, 2013 | By:

Does Grilling Cause Cancer?

Summer grilling season is in full swing! Many New Englanders love to use their grills all summer long and rarely turn on the oven from May until September. Grilling makes mealtime cooking and clean up so much easier, and most of us prefer the flavor of some healthier foods like fish and vegetables when they are grilled.  Studies have been released indicating that there is an increased risk of cancer from some types of grilled food.

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