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URO TODAY: The benefits of prostate-cancer screening compare favourably to other cancer screening programmes (breast, cervical), say Swedish researchers who have studied 20,000 men over 14 years. READ MORE>

This study (of PSA testing) shows that prostate cancer mortality was reduced almost by half over 14 years.

However, the risk of over-diagnosis is substantial and the number needed to treat is at least as high as in breast-cancer screening programmes.

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