'One-off' prostate cancer test backed15th September 2010
Scientists say that a single blood test for all 60-year-old men could pick out the vast majority of those likely to die from prostate cancer.
A study published in the British Medical Journal said that testing just once at 60 could reveal men who need no further checks, though some doctors oppose regular screening, saying it leads to too many men having unnecessary treatment. The Prostate Cancer Charity said the idea was interesting but felt that more work would be needed to confirm the results of this early study.
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Title: 'One-off' prostate cancer test backed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16065
Date Added: 15th Sep 2010