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Avoiding over-diagnosis with PSA screenings

Galveston County Daily News, October 15, 2012

In this guest column, UTMB’s Dr. Elizabeth Jaramillo writes about the Prostate-Specific Antigen test and decreasing the rate of over-diagnosis, false positives and unneeded biopsies. “Prostate cancer has some aggressive forms, but usually it is a very slow-growing cancer. Especially in older men, the cancer grows so slowly that other diseases will likely cause mortality before the cancer causes symptoms or spreads.”


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