TITLE

PSA screening: a view from the front lines

AUTHOR(S)
Greiver, Michelle; Rosen, Noel
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/21/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 6, p789
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the issue of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer. Difficulty in advising patients about PSA screenings; How there is no evidence that screenings result in increased survival rates; Frequency of testing; Current practices.
ACCESSION #
2920028

 

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