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Defining an Optimum PSA-Based Screening Strategy for Young Men

  • Judd W. Moul
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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in American men, accounting for >29% of all diagnosed cancers and approx 13% of all cancer deaths (1). Nearly one of every six men will be diagnosed with the disease at some time in their lives (1). In 2003 alone, an estimated 221,000 US men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 28,000 died of the disease (1). Even though population-based screening for prostate cancer has yet to be definitively proved or disproved to affect the disease-specific mortality, this summary explores changes in the PSA era (defined as the time in the United States when the PSA screening test came into widespread clinical use) and the prospects for testing younger men in their fifth decade of life, namely, high-risk and average-risk men between the ages of 40 and 49 yr old.

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Prostate Cancer Cancer Detection Rate Prostate Disease Research 
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