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What happens to older men after a screening test for prostate cancer?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 17 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2421

When US researchers tracked nearly 300 000 older men for five years after a screening test for prostate cancer, they found that among the 8.5% (25 208/295 645) who had a prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentration over 4 µg/L, only a third had a prostate biopsy. But most of those who …

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