DIAGNOSIS S.O.S., Tues., March 6, 2:00 p.m. EST on W4WN

Is a patient’s weight a factor in cancer screening? Amazingly, statistics seem to say so, along with race and gender. In cervical cancer screening, increased weight has consistently been associated with lower rates of Pap screening. In contrast, prostate cancer screening levels were consistently shown to increase with weight. In three of four studies obese men were more likely to receive a PSA test for prostate cancer screening than their normal weight peers. My guest will be Heather Swift, a board member for Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.

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