"I don't think most patients are adequately informed, who are in screening clinics offered around the country by health-care organizations," said Dr. Michael Glode, professor and chair of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. "It may be impossible to fully explain the Pandora's box nature of screening. ... Screening programs should have better informed consent procedures going forward."
But beyond understanding the benefits and drawbacks of screening for prostate cancer, Benson said the most important thing a patient can do "is not to be scared into treatment because of the diagnosis."
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