A woman getting a mammogram (credit: CBS)

3 Best Cancer Screenings, And 8 To Avoid

Talk to your doctor about the best cancer screens, and the answer may be everything. Or nothing. Now Consumer Reports is expanding from appliances to health care, and it offers advice on the best, and worst cancer screens. CBS4 Medical editor Dr. Hnida Hnida offers some advice … on the advice.


Doctors review PET scans of a patient being treated at the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Aug. 15, 2005, in Baltimore. Since its inception in 1973, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins has been dedicated to better understanding human cancers and finding more effective treatments.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Does Prostate Cancer Screening Cause More Harm Than Good?

A controversial recommendation for men is coming our way — it says the routine use of the PSA blood test may do more harm than good. The recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventitive Screening Task Force– the same group that recommended against routine mammography for women at age 40. CBS4 Medical Editor sums up the report, and has some advice.


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