Costs And Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Screening In Elderly Men

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 30, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 130 pages
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Discusses the possibility of having Medicare cover prostate cancer (PC) screening. Weighs the benefits and risks of screening and considers the possibility that reimbursement by Medicare could help patients make better decisions which would not be based on money alone. Provides information about PC: the basic biology of PC, risk factors for the disease, mortality rates, etc. Presents the technologies available for early detection along with treatment possibilities. Provides studies of: digital rectal exams, prostate-specific antigens, and transrectal ultrasound. Illustrated.

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