CaSfA - Cancer Support for All
News from CaSfA's Director

April 2017

USPSTF's Recommendations for PSA Testing

The US Preventive Services Task Force recently released a draft statement with updated advice for the use of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in screening for prostate cancer.  They will be accepting public feedback regarding their recommendations until May 8, 2017, after which time a final recommendation will be released.
Back in 2012, the USPSTF unequivocally told doctors to discourage patients from getting PSA testing.  They stated that the risks of false positives and overtreatment outweighed the benefits.

Skin Care After Cancer

CaSfA members were fortunate to have Holly Brown of Looking and Feeling FAB, Inc.( for a presentation, “Skin Care After the Diagnosis of Cancer”.  This non-profit organization offers those with cancer and other serious illnessesFREE skin care products, treatments and educationat multiple locations in Massachusetts (including Westborough!!).  We learned how our skin changes with cancer and what we can do to preserve and protect our skin.  We even received gift bags with sample products!
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