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- Subject: [at-l] PSA
- From: thornel at attglobal.net (W F Thorneloe)
- Date: Tue Apr 12 13:00:35 2005
There is a great deal of difference in Prostate Cancer in the relatively
young and the over 70 population. There are differences in how aggressive
one should be in testing and in treatment. Family history and personal past
history are at least as important as the numbers obtained, with the rate of
change far more helpful than blind observance of an individual result.
False positive errors are a symptom of a good health care system willing to
err on the side of caution. There are economic costs involved in failing to
treat. There are differing rates of aging among populations. Societal costs
are present, although a bit harder to pin down.
I'd be a bit concerned about a physician who limits access to care on age
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