Jul 28, 2010 5:15 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Most men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer get aggressive treatment, according to a new study.
More than 90-percent of prostate cancers are diagnosed early and have an excellent prognosis. There have been concerns that many men are overtreated for their disease -- while others argue the threshold for biopsy should be lowered.
This new study found with a lower biopsy threshold, the number of men with abnormal test results would double to about six-million -- putting more men through unnecessary treatment.
The study was led by researchers at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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