Falling through the cracks: New zealand prostate cancer survivors’ experiences and views regarding PSA testing
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Letter to the Editor
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common male cancer in many countries. The 5-
year survival rates for PCa are rising, with this thought to reflect improvements in
early detection via prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and improved outcomes
from treatment options. However, there are also risks associated with PSA testing,
such as misdiagnosis and harmful side-effects from various treatments that may
outweigh any potential benefits, especially for older men.
This document has been peer reviewed.