When the news broke earlier this week about two studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed fewer men were getting screened for prostate cancer (and that fewer early stage cases were being detected), a lot of people might have been surprised.
Dr. Scott Miller was not.
Dr. Miller has long disagreed with the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations, which were deemed to be the reason for the fall-off in screenings and early detections. Dr. Miller sees the Task Force recommendations as arbitrary. The Task Force was concerned with “overtreatment”; thus, it advocated less screening. Dr. Miller said he sees that reasoning as illogical, as peoples’ lives are at stake.
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