“The pros and and cons of prostate cancer treatment options”

The Johns Hopkins Health Alerts yesterday issued a new summary of the up- and the downsides of the four “standard” treatments for localized prostate cancer: active surveillance, radical surgery, external beam radiation therapy, and brachytherapy (with permanent seed implantation). … READ MORE …

Should we be letting the sleeping dogs lie?

On November 12 we posted an introductory reference to a new publication, called Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, that lays out the argument against mass, population-based screening of every man over 40 (or 50, pick a number) on the grounds that it is unjustifiable, fosters fear, and leads to the over-treatment of tens of thousands of men every year, just because they have a few cancer cells in their prostate. … READ MORE …