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Men’s hopes for robot prostate surgery unrealistic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer has been heavily hyped, and a new study suggests that men’s expectations of the surgery may be too high. Researchers found that of 171 men facing prostate cancer surgery, those having robotic surgery expected a shorter hospital stay, and a…

Task force: Routine screening for prostate cancer does not save the lives of healthy men

Routine screening for prostate cancer does not help save the lives of healthy men and often triggers the need for more tests and treatments, a US government health panel said Friday. The US Preventive Services Task Force’s draft recommendations, which will be open to public comment on Tuesday, are likely…

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