Startling studies reveal little use for prostate screening tests

Thursday, March 19, 2009

If you’re a gentleman of a certain age, it’s a fact of life: You need to get tested for prostate cancer. But two new potentially landmark studies show men may be HURTING rather than helping themselves when they get those tests. We ask Gina Kolata, health reporter with our partner the New York Times, to explain these startling results and why you may think twice before getting your prostate tested.

For more, read Gina Kolata's article, Prostate Test Found to Save Few Lives, in today's New York Times.

These findings may decrease the prevalence (and money spent) on ads such as this one by Prostaid Calgary:

Guests:

Gina Kolata

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

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