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Otis Brawley

Overtested Americans: When cancer isn't cancer at all

By Jacque Wilson and Amanda Enayati, CNN Not everyone who is diagnosed with cancer should be treated, experts say (CNN) -- The patient slammed his fist on the table in Dr. Otis Brawley's office. "Dammit, I'm American," Brawley remembers him saying. "You can't tell me I have ...

Prostate surgery edges slightly ahead of 'watchful waiting' in study

Dr. Otis Brawley, medical director of the American Cancer Society, says the paper generally supports current practice. He notes that patients in the Swedish study likely had more aggressive disease to start with because they were diagnosed after complaining of symptoms. According to ...

Intuition leads to two cancer diagnoses

She's not alone: Fifteen percent to 20% of people diagnosed with cancer are diagnosed with a second cancer, according to Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. However, he says, it's unusual for those diagnoses to happen simultaneously. Seitz's diagnoses ...

Malibu teachers say school is making them sick

"Skepticism is totally an appropriate way to approach this," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, who is not involved in the investigation. Overall in the United States there has been an increased rate of thyroid cancer since 1973. The Centers for ...

Breast cancer awareness: Screening for cancer

By Otis Brawley

Mammograms aren't easy to read on women with young, dense breasts Editor's note: CNN conditions expert Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, a world-renowned cancer expert and a practicing oncologist. He is also the author of the book " How We Do ...

Mammograms: New Study Won't Change Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the ACS, has been outspoken about the downside of various types of cancer screening, arguing that benefits are often over-stated. But even he points out that the ACS examined the ongoing Canadian study when the group last updated its breast cancer ...

CVS ban on cigarettes could cut smoking rates

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at American Cancer Society. CVS' decision to stop selling cigarettes could help smokers quit and avoid relapsing, experts say Restricting cigarette purchasers is especially effective for preventing teen smoking, experts say The decision by CVS to ...

Angelina Jolie speaking out about breast-cancer-risk-lowering double mastectomy helps raise public a...

“Awareness is a good thing,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. “When awareness works its best, it causes people to think and learn about this issue.” But Brawley warned that the radical surgery is no guarantee that patients will forever ...

Dr. Otis Brawley Says Health Care Talk in U.S. Lacks 'Human ...

Try “a subtle form of corruption,” in the words of Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and author of the new book How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America. Brawley, an outspoken critic of perverse financial incentives ...

Cancer Doc Brawley Says The U.S. Health Care System Is Sick ...

But Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, fired up hundreds of them at the annual meeting of Association of Health Care Journalists over the weekend with a no-holds-barred critique of the U.S. health system. Brawley has a book out, How We Do ...

Colon cancer rates down since 1980s – The Chart

"Incidence is declining primarily because of screening and finding polyps, which are precancerous lesions that can be removed," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. "We find these precancerous lesions, remove them and 'whala! ' the patient doesn't ...

Mammograms: Are they needed or not?

By Otis Brawley

Editor's note: CNN conditions expert Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society and a practicing oncologist. He is also the author of the book " How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America. " (CNN) -- The subject of breast cancer ...

50 years after U.S. sounds alarm on smoking, work isn't done

"The announcement gave tremendous acceleration to the study of cigarettes and health," Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, told Reuters Health. Terry gathered 10 doctors, pathologists, chemists, statisticians and other experts to review the ...

Lung cancer screening most useful in high-risk people

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, who was not involved in the research, said the new study "tells you that among people who are at low risk or no risk for lung cancer, the chance that you will benefit from this screening test is pretty small. " He ...

Can Viruses Be Used To Fight Cancer? : NPR

The American Cancer Society's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Otis Brawley discusses oncolytic viruses and other news in cancer treatments. Intriguing news this week about potential new treatments for cancer. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy - you know, these are the three main weapons in our ...

Survival post-surgery linked to hospital differences

"I have for a long time been worrying that part of the disparity is that poor folks tend to get their healthcare in poor health systems," Dr. Otis Brawley told Reuters Health. Brawley, who was not involved in the new study, is chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society ...

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