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Experts call for younger men to be offered PSA test for prostate cancer

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1802 (Published 30 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1802

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  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Clinicians should consider offering men in their 40s the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test if the men have concerns about prostate cancer or are at higher than average risk of getting the disease, new guidance recommends. And GPs have been given an improved Public Health England prostate cancer pack to help them discuss the PSA test with their male patients.1

Currently around 47 000 men have a diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United Kingdom, and about 11 000 die from the disease every year. Men are at higher …

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