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...