Letters Prostate cancerscreening

Unacceptable in the under 50s

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39422.598125.3A (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1225
  1. Alain Braillon, doctor1,
  2. Gérard Dubois, doctor1
  1. 1Public Health, University Hospital, Amiens 80000, France
  1. braillon.alain{at}chu-amiens.fr

    Lane et al report the feasibility of testing for prostate cancer in men aged 45-49.1 Screening for prostate cancer in men older than 50 is hardly acceptable because overdiagnosis is obvious and the impact on mortality remains unproved despite the findings of numerous trials in the past 15 years.

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