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WEB MED: More than 75% of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer undergo aggressive treatment — either complete removal of the prostate or radiation therapy, according to a new study.

That’s true, the researchers found, even in men with a low level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of under 4 nanograms per milliliter, one of the factors taken into account when treatment decisions are made. READ MORE>

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AUGUST 5: WALL ST JOURNAL: “Decison aids” to help people decide on the best treatment for diseases like prostate cancer have been developed by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which grew out of research at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire, US. READ MORE>

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JULY 21: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY: Treatment or non-treatment decisions about prostate cancer can be made once a cancer is found – but not knowing about it in the first place surely burns bridges, says an article on three big randomised studies of screening. READ MORE>

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