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What Every Patient Should Know about Prostate Cancer Before He Submits to Biopsy of His Prostate

  • Thomas A. Stamey
  • Rosalie Nolley
  • Dorothea Torti
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Prostate cancer increases with each decade of life. Eight percent of men have invasive prostate cancer in their 20s; 80% of men have invasive prostate cancer in their 70s. Prostate cancer is easily cured and the actual death rate is very low. The common development of prostate cancer with aging and low death rate should be explained to every patient before he undergoes biopsy.

Keywords

screening clinically insignificant prostate biopsy 

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Copyright information

© Humana Press, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Stamey
    • 1
  • Rosalie Nolley
    • 1
  • Dorothea Torti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyStanford University Medical CenterStanford

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