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Does Prostate Cancer Screening save lives?

With systematic testing most cancers found are in a curable stage. Recent evidence has demonstrated that prostate cancer screening does save lives. A large trial recently published in the world renowned New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that PSA based testing reduced the death rate from prostate cancer up to 38%. The trial which was conducted in Europe, studied 162 000 men over a prolonged period and is known as the ERSPC Trial (European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer). The results of the ERSPC trial demonstrated that for every 1 000 men tested for prostate cancer, 48 would need to be treated to save 1 life.