Costs And Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Screening In Elderly Men

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: elderly, men, screening, cancer, effectiveness, prostate, costs
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788132903
ISBN-13: 9780788132902

Book Description:

Discusses the possibility of having Medicare cover prostate cancer (PC) screening. Weighs the benefits & risks of screening & 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, & transrectal ultrasound. Illustrated.


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