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submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
A recent article shows that people with prostate biopsies have a slightly increased death rate. The reasons are not known. We know that cells are spread every time a biopsy is taken, however, those cells do not survive.
submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths but it does lead to overdetection and overtreatment. The cancer detection rate is 40% higher with testing, but to prevent one death from prostate cancer more than 1400 men would need screening and 48 would be unnecessarily treated. The era of the PSA is over.