Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer.

  title={Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer.},
  author={Ian M. Thompson},
  journal={American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting},
Prostate cancer is a ubiquitous disease, affecting as many as two-thirds of men in their 60s. Through widespread prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, increasing rates of prostate biopsy, and increased sampling of the prostate, a larger fraction of low-grade, low-volume tumors have been detected, consistent with tumors often found at autopsy. These tumors have historically been treated in a manner similar to that used for higher-grade tumors but, more recently, it has become evident that… CONTINUE READING

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