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Are there more prostate cancer diagnoses just because there are more screenings?
Los Angeles Times

It’s a classic chicken/egg conundrum. Men with a family history of prostate cancer are thought to be more likely to develop the disease themselves, so it is recommended they get screened for the disease more often.

But frequent screenings make it more likely a prostate tumor will be found — including tumors that are not dangerous. So are those men with a father or brother with the disease more likely to have a tumor diagnosis because of genetics — or because they are more likely to be screened?