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Prostate cancer screening may be improved with new test

Men who have elevated levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) during prostate cancer screening often turn out not to have cancer, but a new set of markers in the blood may improve the ability of the test to distinguish men who have cancer from those who don't, a new study suggests.In the study, a blood test that looked for three markers in the blood, in addition to PSA, was much better than PSA alone at distinguishing men with prostate cancer from those with high PSA levels who did not have cancer.Moreover, the percentage of men who were misdiagnosed as a result of their PSA test (i.e., they were suspected to have cancer when they did not, or they were not suspected to have cancer and did) was reduced from about 32 percent to 9 percent when their blood was tested for just one of the markers in addition to the PSA test. [ 10 Dos and Donts to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer ]PSA is a protein in the blood that is sometimes increased in men with prostate cancer. Although the PSA test has been...

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