Latest Prostate cancer screening Stories
In the medical world, where decisions invariably involve risk and uncertainty, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians note that experts generally base their recommendations on the outcome of death, which is "readily determined, easily quantified, concrete."
The routine use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for screening and monitoring prostate cancer has led to early and more sensitive detection of the disease.
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a greater chance to die due to preventable conditions like heart disease, rather than from the cancer itself.
Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and deaths and should not be abandoned.
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