Single prostate cancer screening test offers no benefit
2 monthes ago - By Healio
Men who underwent a single PSA testing for prostate cancer screening had mortality rates that closely aligned with those patients who did not get screened at all, according to findings recently published in JAMA.
“Although there is fair-quality evidence that screening by PSA testing reduces prostate cancer deaths, debate continues about the trade-off between the mortality benefit and risks of harm from overdetection and overtreatment,” Richard M. Martin, PhD, of the department of population health sciences at the University of Bristol in England, and colleagues wrote.
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Thousands of men being needlessly treated for prostate cancer
2 monthes ago - By Daily Mail
A decade-long study involving 415,000 British men lays bare the fundamental flaws of the PSA blood test that forms the cornerstone of the way prostate cancer is diagnosed.
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