Cervical cancer: 'New screening can pick up cancer earlier than before'

Many were worried after lifesaving tests dropped from every three years to every five in Wales. Source link

Cervical cancer: Concern at changes to screening in Wales

More than 500,000 sign a petition calling for a rethink over changes to frequency of cervical smears. Source link

Prostate screening could be ready in five years

One of the UK’s leading cancer scientists said medical advances were making it possible. Source link

Does Early Prostate Cancer Screening Do More Harm Than Good?

David Samadi, MD, urologic oncologist, director of men’s health, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY. Otis W. Brawley, MD, Bloomberg distinguished professor of oncology and epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. James Eastham, MD, chief, Urology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Maurie Markman, MD, medical oncologist; president of medicine and science, Cancer Treatment… Continue reading Does Early Prostate Cancer Screening Do More Harm Than Good?

Prostate Cancer Screening: Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black, Hispanic and Asian men in the United States are less likely than white men to receive a follow-up MRI after a screening suggests prostate cancer, a new study finds. “We can’t say definitively if the reason Black, Hispanic, and Asian men did not… Continue reading Prostate Cancer Screening: Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI

Why the CDC Doesn’t Recommend Screening Straight Men for STDs

While screening younger women and men who have sex with men for STIs could help prevent more serious health problems down the line, the potential health benefits for heterosexual men are not as clear. “Data are insufficient to draw definitive conclusions about the effectiveness of screening heterosexual men at low risk for gonorrhea… Continue reading Why the CDC Doesn’t Recommend Screening Straight Men for STDs

Expert Panel Lowers Routine Screening Age for Diabetes to 35

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The recommended age to start screening overweight and obese people for diabetes will be lowered by five years from 40 to 35, the nation’s leading panel of preventive health experts has announced. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has decided an earlier… Continue reading Expert Panel Lowers Routine Screening Age for Diabetes to 35

Woman dies after Scottish cancer screening error

About 430 women have been incorrectly excluded from Scotland’s cervical screening programme. Source link

Covid: Sniffer dogs could bolster screening at airports

Trials suggest dogs could contribute to efforts to prevent the spread of Covid at mass gatherings. Source link

Parents' Input Key When Screening Toddlers for Autism

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Early screening for autism can speed up diagnosis and treatment, and now new research shows that pediatricians are more likely to act when parents express concerns. According to pediatricians surveyed in the study, only 39% of toddlers who had failed a screening looking for… Continue reading Parents' Input Key When Screening Toddlers for Autism