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The Diagnosis: Eight Basic Rules for Coping with Unwelcome News

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The Diagnosis: Eight Basic Rules for Coping with Unwelcome News

There is no easy way to receive the news that you have cancer, but it is important to realize that prostate cancer is typically not a death sentence. In fact the vast majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer have the low-risk form of the disease, and will live a normal life span. Even those men diagnosed with the more aggressive kind of prostate cancer have effective treatment options available to them today.

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The Screening Paradox? Or Is It Just a Dilemma?

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The Screening Paradox? Or Is It Just a Dilemma?

Maybe it’s shabby of me to immediately think: It’s all about money. The pot of gold at the end of the prostate cancer rainbow. Well, the first dip into that pot is billing for all those PSA tests, DREs and biopsies. Standard screening procedures, right? Only it’s not that clear cut. More and more these days, I tend to consult with Dr. Google. Turns out there is disagreement in high places.

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