New prostate cancer test can help treatment

good news for prostate cancer and a possible new test:

"A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cancer patients need aggressive treatment.

Currently, once prostate cancer is diagnosed, doctors have no reliable way to know which cases are life-threatening. Most are not. So doctors have a difficult time determining whether they should monitor the cancers to see if they progress or recommend immediate treatment, such as surgery or radiation. Both treatments can cause problems, such as incontinence and impotence.

The dilemma results in overtreatment, such that about 48 men are treated for every life saved, says Dr. Ronald DePinho of the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston."

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So many people suffer with prostate cancer, soon, I hope, the researches will come up with special treatment that will help and cure this decease. Thank you for this posting.