Screening for Incidental (Stage T1) Prostate Cancer
Screening for incidental prostate cancer means trying to diagnose T1 prostate carcinoma in men without clinically evident disease. We review here the currently available tests but focus on the only tests that are practical as well as currently in use. We evaluate cancer screening tests in general and prostate cancer screening studies in particular. Finally, we conclude with some comments on the natural history of stage T1 prostate cancer which suggest that in addition to tests with reasonable diagnostic predictive value we also need tests to determine the prognosis of a histologically diagnosed prostate cancer.
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