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Answers to prostate cancer questions
Confused about the latest guidelines on testing and screening? Here’s what you need to know.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among American men, behind skin cancer. Most men can live long and fruitful lives with the disease if it’s properly managed and treated. Still, new studies and evolving guidelines have made the testing and screening process unclear.
So what are the current procedures for getting checked for possible prostate cancer? And what new options are now available? We asked Dr. Marc Garnick, editor in chief of the 2022 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases from Harvard Health Publishing, to address the questions men commonly ask.
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2021 Annual Report on Prostate Diseases
Most men eventually develop some type of prostate problem, and when they do there are usually no easy solutions. More than a primer on prostate conditions, this Special Health Report, the Annual Report on Prostate Diseases, includes roundtable discussions with experts at the forefront of prostate research, interviews with men about their treatment decisions, and the latest thinking on complementary therapies. This report will provide you with the information you need to understand the current controversies, avoid common pitfalls, and work with your doctor to make informed choices about your prostate health.
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