Is Prostate Cancer Slow Growing? Often, Yes — But That’s Not the Whole Story

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Prostate cancer, unlike other forms of cancer, often grows slowly. That fact can make screening, treatment and potential outcomes seem a little less intimidating. However, prostate cancer’s slow-growing tendency can obscure other, more complicated aspects of detection and treatment. First, decisions on when to get screened and how to respond to the results are complex,…

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Prostate Cancer: To screen or not to screen?

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Recommendations vary based on risk factors Alexandria, VA – (September 17, 2012) – September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month which brings with it questions about prostate cancer screenings, specifically the use of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing. There are studies that suggest that PSA testing leads to unnecessary treatments. Many urologists know that PSA…

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