News tagged with screening tests

Many women receive unnecessary Pap tests

As many as half to two-thirds of women who have undergone hysterectomies or are older than 65 years in the United States report receiving  Pap tests for cervical cancer. This prevalence is surprising in ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Mass prostate cancer screening doesn't reduce deaths: study

There's new evidence that annual prostate cancer screening does not reduce deaths from the disease, even among men in their 50s and 60s and those with underlying health conditions, according to new research led by Washington ...

Jan 06, 2012
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Gene identified in increasing pancreatic cancer risk

Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, according to data published in Cancer Discovery, the newest journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dec 29, 2011
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