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Prostate cancer: Know your numbers

 

November 10, 2022

DANIEL G. PETEREIT

MD, FABS, FASTRO

Over my 30-year career as a cancer physician I have witnessed the tremendous progress in treating cancer patients. There continues to be controversy in the screening and treatment of prostate cancer, for which I am grateful to have the opportunity to share with you more information.

Screening consists of obtaining a prostate-specific antigen test and rectal exam, followed by a biopsy, if indicated. In 2012, the United States Preventive Task Force recommended against PC screening. Studies following their recommendations demonstrated a substantial decline...



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