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Letters Screening for prostate cancer

Consider the harms

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5811
  1. Susan Bewley, consultant obstetrician1
  1. 1King’s Health Partners, London SE1 7EH, UK
  1. susan.bewley{at}

The editorial linked to a research paper showing no significant impact of prostate cancer screening on overall or disease specific mortality concluded, “clinicians are advised to individualise their approach to PSA [prostate specific antigen] based screening. Young men at high risk of prostate cancer, such as …

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