Telegraph - Prostate Screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good
Wednesday, 7th March 2018
The largest ever trial of PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or not they underwent screening.
Inviting symptomless men for the one-off blood test detects some tumours unlikely to be harmful - while still missing others that were fatal, researchers warned.
The study, funded by Cancer Research UK, follows a long debate about whether the NHS should introduce routine screening, using the tests.
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