Prostate cases treble in 20 years: But as more are diagnosed with cancer, fewer men die

The Daily Mail
May. 08, 2012

[...]Some two-thirds of men with raised PSA levels do not have prostate cancer. They are forced to undergo further unpleasant examinations to determine whether or not they have the illness.

And even these checks will not necessarily determine whether or not the cancer is aggressive and life-threatening.

It means that thousands of men will undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy which have debilitating side-effects for cancers which may never have caused a problem.[...]

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