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By Kevin Begos

Problems With PSA Testing

Is the PSA screening test all it's cracked up to be?

By Kevin Begos


Doctors have long used the PSA test to help identify men who might have prostate cancer. But two new studies cast doubt on the benefits of the screening test.

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