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Following the recent release of a study, which showed that early treatment of prostate cancer does not necessarily improve survival rates, many people have claimed that the disease is not as great of a threat to men. However, one medical expert says that it can still be life-threatening, and recommends continued PSA testing.
Dr. David Samadi, the vice chairman of the Department of Urology at the Mouth Sinai Medical Center in New York City, says that PSA testing is still the most effective way for men to assess their risk of the disease, which can spread to other areas of the body and be deadly when left untreated.
He said that the study was more about treatment outcomes and less about testing, and should not be used as evidence of effective risk-assessment practices.
"Curing the patient of cancer is not the purpose of screening, it is the purpose of treatment. The mark of effective screening is the percentage of found instances of prostate cancer and how advanced the cancer is at the time of diagnosis," he said.
Samadi added that men should continue to follow their doctors' recommendations for PSA testing.
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