Outcomes of PSA Screening Over a 13-Year Period

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About 5 out of 1,000 men who are screened for prostate cancer will die from prostate cancer versus about 6 out of 1,000 men who are not screened. About 102 out of 1,000 men who are screened will be diagnosed with prostate cancer versus about 68 out of 1,000 men who are not screened.

The largest study of prostate cancer screening so far showed that PSA testing may lower the risk of dying from prostate cancer in a small number of men. And it showed that prostate cancer is more likely to be found with PSA testing than without.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofMay 29, 2015

Current as of: May 29, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine