Routine screening for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has come under fire in recent months, but what would happen if there was no such screening?
According to a new analysis, three times as many men would have advanced prostate cancer on diagnosis if there was no screening. The researchers suggest that PSA testing in the United States prevents about 17,000 men each year from having advanced metastatic prostate cancer at diagnosis.
Glucose tests determine the amount of sugar there is in your body. When not regulated high glucose levels can lead to diabetes. Glucose tests are also used to monitor the treatment of diabetes, for those who already have the disease. These tests also determine any abnormality in the body’s sugar level.
Cholesterol tests measure the amount of overall cholesterol in your body. It also determines the amount of good and bad cholesterol present in your body. This test establishes the risk level of developing disease, specifically heart disease as high bad cholesterol levels have been linked to the hardening of arteries, which may lead to heart attacks or death.
DNA Identification is the most precise and definitive method available for determining parentage. Everyone is born with a unique genetic blueprint known as DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid). Because DNA is passed down from mother and father to child, DNA Identification provides a conclusive way to determine biological relationships. Consequently, DNA typing has become the most accepted method within the legal and child support enforcement communities.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is caused by the bacterium and can damage a woman’s reproductive organs. Most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing.
Gonorrhea can grow easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, and in the urethra in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. People get gonorrhea by having sex with someone who has the disease. “Having sex” means anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Gonorrhea can still be transmitted via fluids even if a man does not ejaculate. Gonorrhea can also be spread from an untreated mother to her baby during childbirth.
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