On October 7, 2011 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that healthy men should not receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests as part of routine cancer screening. If that government panel's recommendation is adopted, public and private insurance policies will ultimately stop paying for this vital test.

davinci2The total removal of the kidney isn't necessary in the treatment of specific tumors, claims the American Urological Society.  In the city of Carterville, patients now have the option of a partial nephrectomy.  The first partial nephrectomy was performed by Dr. Joel Rosen at Cartersville Medical Center, using the da Vinci Surgical System.