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Prostate Exam Deaths From Superbugs Spur Cancer-Test Inquiry

Shane Greenstein only vaguely recalls being told that a prostate biopsy he had in June was negative for cancer. That’s because within two days of the exam he was in the hospital with a potentially deadly blood infection.

“It was the worst illness I have ever felt in my life,” said Greenstein, 50, an economics professor at Northwestern University who sought emergency-room treatment in Evanston, Illinois, 10 hours after feeling “mild flu-like symptoms.”