More than 10,000 cases of cancer of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland that sits just below the bladder, are diagnosed every year in the UK. It is the second-most common cause of cancer deaths
PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening may be unable to detect prostate cancer, some scientists believe. More men who were screened died from prostate cancer compared with those who were not, ...
New evidence suggests that men with early signs of prostate cancer are being missed because screening techniques are inadequate. ...
Increased prostate screening is causing a wrong diagnosis in up to 44 per cent of men, a new report has discovered.
Regular readers will know that the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is one of the most useless in the whole armoury of medical procedures. It's, at best, a poor predictor of prostate cancer, and is very unreliable when it comes to picking up...
PSA: A test too far and wide
PSA: It's a test that has had its day
Screening for prostate cancer is surrounded by controversy - and with good reason. Although deaths due to prostate cancer have gone down since 1985, when the PSA test
The prostate is a walnut-sized organ that sits invisibly between the rectum and scrotum, close up against the bladder. It surrounds the urethra,
Opt for watchful waiting if your tumour is localised while monitoring whether your cancer is progressing (and if so, how quickly). This conservative management approach entails regular PSA