Is the PSA Test Worth It?

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By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) – The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue.The European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet, finds that widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests does reduce deaths from the disease by about one-fifth.However, due to lingering doubts about whether the benefits of PSA screening outweigh the risks, the study’s authors still recommend against routine use of the test at this time.

 

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