Prostate cancer screening is better than originally thought, especially for Black men, study says

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Prostate cancer screening is better than originally thought, especially for Black men, study says

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In this CNN article, you'll learn about:

  • The impact of prostate cancer to the population

" Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Out of every 100 American men, about 13 will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, according to the CDC, and 2 or 3 men will die from prostate cancer. "

  • How blood tests contribute to prostate cancer screening

" A study published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine Evidence looked at how successful the blood tests were for all races, and specifically for Black men, by estimating how often these tests led to over overdiagnosis and overtreatment. The researchers looked at three decades of records through 2016, the last year records were available. "

  • What's changing around prostate cancer screening

" Depending on a person's risk that the cancer could spread, they may be monitored closely with regular MRIs and biopsies rather than getting treatments like surgery and radiation. They will have an ongoing conversation with their doctor about how to manage the disease. "

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