Study: Routine Prostate Cancer Screenings Lead to 82 Pct Survival Rate
A new study finds that routine prostate cancer screenings do work.
A Cleveland Clinic study found PSA screenings led to an 82 percent survival rate among men who caught prostate cancer early and treated it.
"Many more people get this cancer than die of it, so we thought it made no sense to look at an end-point like death from prostate cancer, although those are very important, because it's not a common end-point in the patients we're treating,” Cleveland Clinic’s Jay Ciezki said. “What is far more common is the cancer spreads to their bones or their lymph nodes.”
Doctors say a high number of follow-up visits are important, even after the prostate cancer is treated and removed.