Australians should questions doctors over certain tests: report
An Australian group that provides cancer screening and treatment advice to Canadians is questioning doctors’ decision to use a prostate biopsy to test a new prostate cancer.
The Cancer Society of Victoria is calling for doctors who decide to use this test — known as PSA testing, for prostate cancer screening — to explain their rationale.
The test, which is typically performed by a doctor with experience in prostate cancer, is a key component of screening for the cancer.
The test’s importance is highlighted by the fact that about 5,000 Canadians die each year of prostate cancer.
The test, which is typically performed by a doctor with experience in prostate cancer, is a key component of screening for the cancer. (Photo: Cancer Society of Victoria)
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Some prostate cancer drugs have a better success rate in treating early-stage disease, said Cancer Society of Victoria CEO Bob Smith.
“Some drugs are more difficult to give a good response. And the PSA test is one of them,” said Smith.
It is used by doctors to check for prostate cancer, or early stage prostate cancer, before surgery, which can lead to a life-changing cure or preventative treatments.
Patients can take the test after a screening mammogram is performed, a colonoscopy or prostate biopsy, and only after a biopsy of the prostate itself, which is done under local anaesthetic in an area not far from the prostate, to help with a clean image.
The test is not used for screening prostate cancer within 10 days of treatment, or a period of five years after treatment, said Smith.
The Cancer Society of Victoria is calling for doctors to explain how doctors are making a decision to use the test. (Photo: Cancer Society of Victoria)
Smith said prostate cancer screening and treatment providers need to be well aware the results of prostate cancer 청주출장마사지tests — which could help patients gain the most effective choices for treating it — should not be blindly applied.
“There will be people who will think they know better than others and that’s a mistake,” said Smith. “The medical community, which is the doctor supply industry, wants to provide us with the best information.”
When a patient knows they have the disease, the tests can provide an accurate