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Low Risk Prostate Cancer Means Two Different Things in Sweden and America

A study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and reported on NPR appears to justify surgery for men with “low risk” prostate cancer. However, more careful review of the article revealed that what the Swedes define as “low risk” may be given a “higher risk” diagnosis in the United States. The Swedes don’t […]

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To Screen Or Not To Screen- That Is The Question

There is a lot of confusion about prostate cancer screening with PSA. How about a test where three out of four men with elevated PSAs are found by biopsy not to have cancer after all? A better test would be flipping a coin! Most studies on screening conclude that there is little evidence that it […]

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PSA Testing of Asymptomatic Men

PSA testing of asymptomatic men is very complicated. The results of a new clinical study of over 75, 000 men show that PSA testing may be more result in more harm than good. The clinical trial showed that PSA screening didn’t reduce deaths from prostate cancer. Despite this remarkable evidence, testing continues, as if these data […]

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Make No Mistake PSA Is A Bad Screening Test for Prostate Cancer

Please don’t be confused with the recent reports about PSA testing; it is crystal clear that PSA is not a good test to screen asymptomatic men for prostate cancer. Although it has been used as a screening tool for more than 2 decades, it wasn’t until this week that the results of a clinical trial […]

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