PSA Testing Does Not Save Lives, Major UK Study Concludes

Death rates from Prostate Cancer over 10 years among symptomless men who underwent once-off screening were identical to those who did not. This indicates that PSA levels are a poor indicator of the presence or severity of Prostate Cancer, and underlines fears that positive screening results cause unnecessary anxiety and overtreatment that alters quality of life, without improving outcomes.


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See also JAMA editorial:

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