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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

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

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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

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

What patients need to know about new recommendations for prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer is diagnosed in ... doctors about whether to have a PSA test and focus on their own values and priorities. The group continues to recommend against PSA testing for men 70 and older bec... 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

More harm than good: rethinking routine prostate cancer screening

We also now know that PSA is highly unreliable as a predictor of cancer. A major prospective prostate cancer trial actually found cancer in 15% of men with normal direct rectal examination results and ... 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

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Reducing treatment side effects for children’s cancer Cancer treatment can come with side effects. And when you’re a child that has a lot more growing to do ... men without symptoms of prostate cancer ... read more

Prostate screening: When more information is a bad thing

Autopsies show that prostate cancer is extremely common, particularly as men age ... the risk of harm is low. And part of the answer lies in the nature of the PSA test itself. Unlike a mammogram, gett... 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

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