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New test may help guide prostate cancer treatment
USA Today

A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cancer patients need aggressive treatment. Currently, once prostate cancer is diagnosed, doctors have no reliable way to know which cases are life-threatening. Most are not. So doctors have a difficult time determining whether they should monitor the cancers to see if they progress or recommend immediate treatment, such as surgery or radiation. Both treatments can cause problems, such as incontinence and impotence.

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