Prostate tests not always satisfying

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Prostate tests not always satisfying

Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press
Terry Dyroff PSA blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn’t find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection. Urologists who make a living treating prostate cancer have rushed to defend the test, as have patients who believe it saved their lives, but others say the test does more harm than good.

Prostate tests not always satisfying

Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press
Terry Dyroff PSA blood test led to a prostate biopsy that didn’t find cancer but gave him a life-threatening infection. Urologists who make a living treating prostate cancer have rushed to defend the test, as have patients who believe it saved their lives, but others say the test does more harm than good.
On the Net

Task force recommendations: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm
Task force evidence report: http://bit.ly/ovhKUW
PSA decision guide: http://bit.ly/cXq1QE

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