Thursday, November 09, 2006

Common test for prostate cancer comes under fire: "The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly a quarter of a million cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone, and one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. Stamey said prostate cancer is a disease “all men get if we live long enough. All you need is an excuse to biopsy the prostate and you are going to find cancer.”"

One out of six? Really? Are you sure? Take that, breast cancer industry. I know that this doesn't mean much, but I know a lot of old men. I've only known one who had prostate cancer. That's a pretty lofty claim there. Anyone who can unpack it for me is more than welcome to do so.

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