Prostate Cancer Blood Test Causes Controversy, University of Rochester Medical Center Study
Published: Jul 31, 2012
Pity the middle-aged men agonising over whether or not to be screened for prostate cancer. Last year, a US government panel said that family doctors should not offer men a blood test for prostate cancer antigens, as a positive result might lead to potentially unnecessary treatment with nasty side effects. This week, a study argues that the test saves lives. Does it?