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Review Article: "Thinking and Talking About Life Expectancy in Incurable Cancer" by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 13 Nov 2012 10:15am As a follow-up to my previous post, here's a perspective from a June 2011 article in Seminars in Oncology "Most patients with incurable cancer want information about the impact cancer will have on their future, and many want specific estimates of the most likely, best case, and worst case scenarios for survival. With improved understanding of ... Read on »
Life expectancy and lifetime risk of prostate cancer mortality by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 19 Feb 2010 12:00am The recently revised National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for the management of prostate cancer emphasize the importance of life expectancy in estimating individual patient risk of prostate cancer mortality particularly for those patients with low- and very low-risk disease. Kim et al. have now published a ... Read on »
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule out Certain Cancer Screenings by Medline Plus Posted Wed 09 Jan 2013 9:00am Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer , Colorectal Cancer , Health Screening Read on »
Could having a diagnosis of localized prostate cancer increase life expectancy? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 12:00am In what can only be described as an unexpected finding, a group of German researchers have documented a greater life expectancy for men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer than for the male population in general, based on data from the Regensburg cancer registry! Klotz et al.  used epidemiological data from the Regensbur ... Read on »
Health, life expectancy, and management choices for men with localized prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 12:00am When men are initially diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, they face numerous management options including watchful waiting and active surveillance under appropriate circumstances. In general, physicians tend to recommend treatment if the patient’s reasonable life expectancy is 10 years or more. However, the accurate estimat ... Read on »
Breast-Feeding Counters Effects of Childhood Cancer, Smoking & Obesity Slowing US Life Expectancy named “Best/Worst News f by Partnership for Prevention Posted Tue 08 Feb 2011 9:46am "Best and Worst News for Prevention” is based on a purposive sample consisting of expert staff members who each week choose to share their opinions on the best and worst news for prevention. BEST Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer Breast-feeding may help reduce some long-term negative side effects of cancer t ... Read on »
Time to discourage cancer screening for people with limited life expectancies? by David W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Jan 2013 2:15pm The USPSTF recommendations on the age to start breast cancer screening attracted a lot of attention and opposition. I support the idea of starting routine screening later, because I’m worried about the harms of screening –such as invasive and traumatic follow-up– that are generally not discussed. But of course it’s also hard to argue against th ... Read on »
Is America’s Cancer Care World Class? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Apr 2012 12:40am U.S. life expectancy after cancer diagnosis is higher than that those for ten European countries.  A recent study in Health Affairs cites these statistics as evidence that the more expensive treatments American physicians employ is worth it. “We found that US cancer patients experienced greater survival gains than their European counterpart ... Read on »
What’s Going on With Warren Buffett and His Prostate Cancer? Did He Choose To Be Screened? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 12:13am I have been reading the news like everyone else out here and kind of wonder the same thing and as the news unfolds, I understand this is a phase one from the results of a PSA test.  It’s odd as any more they don’t recommend the test for men over 75 and the radiation he has agreed to take as treatment could be very rough on him and the r ... Read on »
People who cure themselves of cancer? by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 21 Oct 2013 10:43am “Cure” cancer? No one can do that. True, chemotherapy does a good job of killing cancer cells, but once you have cancer, there is no guarantee that it won’t come back.  (all women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, for example, have a 30% chance that it will return as stage IV) That’s why we use the term “no evidence of disease” fo ... Read on »