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Introducing screening for prostate cancer requires evidence that this would do more good than harm. Current evidence about the impact and natural history of prostate cancer, screening and diagnostic tests, and the effectiveness of treatments is reviewed below.

Original publication

DOI

10.12968/hmed.2005.66.11.20023

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)

Publication Date

11/2005

Volume

66

Pages

623 - 626

Keywords

Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Male, Mass Screening, Neoplasm Staging, Prostate-Specific Antigen, Prostatic Neoplasms, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Sensitivity and Specificity