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Opposing view: Make informed decisions on PSA
USA Today

Amid the many messages you are hearing and reading about screening for prostate cancer, I hope this one stands out most prominently: At best, there is a very small potential benefit from the PSA test and there are substantial known harms. At most, one man in 1,000 screened will avoid a prostate cancer death through 10 years. The best and largest study in the U.S. found that no deaths were avoided. Of those 1,000 men, two to three will have a serious complication of treatment, such as a blood clot, heart attack, stroke or even death.

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