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Medical malpractice attorney William Riley comments on the American Cancer Society’s studies on prostate cancer

Medical malpractice attorney William Riley, of Riley Williams & Piatt, LLC, commented today on the news of the American Cancer Society’s studies on prostate cancer: “It appears that the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer has decreased along with those screened for the disease. There is evidence that most prostate cancers are slow growing and it is likely that a man will die with the cancer, rather than from it. However, this is a very specific question that needs to be carefully considered by clinicians. Most never equals all and in all situations of risk there is a numerator. No man wants to be the numerator. A proper work up and an informed patient are the best way for doctors to treat their patients. At the end of the day, neither the doctor nor the patient really want care to turn into a lawsuit.”