Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The bottom line on prostate screening

New research from Europe and the U.S. finds that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in men over 50 provides minimal if any benefit. If you are over 50 and are treated after a positive test, you have about a one in 50 chance of avoiding death ten years down the road. Considering the significant side effects of treatment, it's not a great deal.

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