Are Prostate Cancer Tests Worth the Trauma?

New research is adding fuel to a fiery debate over who should be be screened for prostate cancer. While proponents of the standard blood test used to detect signs of prostate cancer -- called the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA test -- maintain that it has saved thousands of lives, researchers in the Netherlands suggest that many men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer may have been better off never knowing they had the disease. In a study of American men that lasted from 1985 and 2000,...Full Story
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