Prostate Cancer: Sounding An Early Alarm

Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men over 50, kills 30,000 a year. One reason is that men don't usually get checked for the disease unless they experience symptoms, such as painful urination. By then, the cancer has spread beyond the prostate in 70% of patients. According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, a blood test may soon make it possible to detect the cancer much earlier.

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