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Guest Column: Is Prostate Cancer Screening Necessary?


October 16, 2017

For nearly three decades, our county has placed a high emphasis on the importance of screenings, and particularly on prostate screenings for men. One might ask why we continue to draw so much attention to and promote awareness of a single disease.

First, the American Cancer Society reports that one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and that one in 39 men will die of prostate cancer. In 2014, the latest year we have information, 172,000 men were newly diagnosed with pro-state cancer, while 28,000 died of this disease in the US. Prostate cancer is the th...

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