Their Unwitting Sacrifice

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Last week, at their conference in San Diego, the American Urological Association (AUA) released its “Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline.”[1]  The document began by introducing its purpose and audience: “This guideline addresses prostate cancer early detection for the purpose of reducing prostate cancer mortality with the intended user as the urologist.” In other […]

How Much Awareness Is Too Much?

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Prostate cancer advocates have long bemoaned the public’s relative ignorance of the extent and consequences of this male cancer.  This ignorance is especially striking when compared to widespread knowledge about breast cancer, even though the two cancers have a nearly equivalent number of diagnoses (about 230,000) each year in the US. It’s easy to explain […]