"Lawmakers Urging Prostate Cancer Screening"
Apparently they're doing such a marvelous job running the country, they need to start giving medical advice:
I don't mean to be too snarky about this, it is just that they are all coming out recommending screening at the same time there is a big debate among docs about whether prostate screening in general and PSA in particular are useful or lead to too much workup of people who are either healthy or will die with not from their prostate cancer.
Chambliss, a Republican, learned he had prostate cancer last summer as part of an annual physical given to members of Congress. He has since had a surgical procedure, and the disease is in remission.
"We're on the road to winning our battle," Chambliss said. "I want to make sure I communicate my story to men all across Georgia and all across the country. It just proves if you have cancer and find out early about it, you can be cured."
Chambliss has plenty of colleagues to help him spread the message. Fellow prostate cancer survivors in the Senate include both Alabama's Republican senators, Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, Idaho Republican Mike Crapo and South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson. Congressmen who were diagnosed with it include Jim Marshall, D-Ga., and Duke Cunningham, R-Calif.
No mention of the digital rectal exam at all. Funny.
Sessions said screening is an easy procedure that takes only about 10 minutes.
"They draw blood, may check your cholesterol and PSA at the same time," Sessions said. "If that comes back positive, they can do a biopsy that will confirm the PSA."