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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

The potential for blood tests that detect cancer is huge. But what if a test is, in some ways, too good? What if it finds cancers that if left undetected wouldn’t cause a person any harm? And what if ... read more

Why I Won't Get a PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

If you get a PSA test for prostate cancer (visible in top right corner of this micrograph), you are 80-40 times more likely to get unnecessary surgery or radiation than ... Doing so would save billion... read more

One-off PSA screening for prostate cancer does not save lives

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off ... for a PSA test. More than 11,000 men die of prostate cancer each year in the UK. While some prostate cancers are aggressive and lethal, others are clinic... read more

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PSA testing for prostate cancer is only worth it for some

Shomik Sengupta treats men with prostate ... of such aggressive prostate cancer. But more can be done to resolve the dilemma. Researchers are looking for tests that can detect aggressive prostate canc... read more

The controversy over the PSA test is failing men with aggressive prostate cancers

It can produce harm: over-diagnosis and over-treatment. And it can do both ... for more than 20 years were significantly more likely to support men 55 to 69 years old getting the PSA test. Said Larry ... read more

Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good ... men aged 50-69, is the largest trial ever to investigate prostate cancer screening. Story continues It compared 18... read more

Task force: PSA tests do more harm than good

The United States Preventive Services Task Force issued their final recommendation on the PSA prostate cancer-screening test ... far more harm than benefit. Dr. Virginia Moyer, who sits on the task fo... read more

Can This Test Be Saved? Improving on PSA for Prostate Cancer Screening

A study appearing in the April Journal of Urology found that a measure of proPSA (also called p2PSA) more accurately identified prostate cancer in 63 men than did total PSA ... harm to healthy people, ... read more

Prostate Cancer; Updated Advice for the PSA Test

What’s a man to do? Equally important, what’s a doctor to advise when the PSA test ... harm.” Good advice, but easier said than done. For instance, autopsies show that prostate cancer in some cases is ... read more

Prostate-Cancer Screening: Men Should Forgo PSA Testing, Panel Advises

Men should not get routinely screened for prostate cancer using the PSA test, a government panel recommends ... it concluded that PSA testing did more harm than good. What’s missing, says Brawley, is ... read more

Movember messaging: getting to the bottom of prostate cancer testing

That’s good, right? Well, not quite. Not all men should be tested for prostate cancer. In fact, for some men, it can do more harm than good ... If you ask for a PSA test, your GP will likely ask why y... read more

Four reasons I won't have a prostate cancer blood test

Cancer Council Australia ... of diseases are key to good outcomes. Add to this the celebrity testimonials for prostate tests and non-celebrities who tell us their PSA test "saved their life" and it's ... read more

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