The Uncommon Man

September 22, 2005

Fewer Biopsies For Prostate Cancer

Over 1 million men a year have biopsies of the prostate gland after a cancer-screening test reveals elevated levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. But, only one-in-four of these men are diagnosed with cancer. Now, by performing some simple mathematical/statistical calculations, doctors will be able to better predict the chances of prostate cancer - and reduce the need for unnecessary biopsies.

via Aetna Intelihealth - Researchers Find Better Predictor Of Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted by Russell at September 22, 2005 06:06 AM


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