Canadian medical professionals recently came out against colonoscopies for routine screening, preferring two other methods that are less invasive. So why are Americans still subjected to them?
Currently 21 states now require providers to inform patients whether they have dense breasts -- Massachusetts is one of them. But the law is far from perfect. There is variability in how results are provided.
We don't like to admit it but cancer is rarely black and white. Increasingly a cancer diagnosis means living in a murky morass of constantly reassessing risks.
Medicare plans to cover lung-cancer screening for longtime smokers, but the issue continues to spark hot debate.
Thyroid cancer is the epitome of a malignancy that it’s usually better not to find.
What happens when a man finds a breast lump and is sent for a mammogram? Simple: He experiences the same uncertainties, fears, pain, and indignities that countless women endure every day.
A sweeping paper examines a half-century of mammogram research and finds that they do save lives but can also cause harms, so the decision to get one should be individualized.