More men are being screened for prostate cancer than colon cancer, even though colon cancer screening has been shown to reduce death. Prostate cancer screening is still of dubious value.

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  • Anonymous

    Colon cancer screening has none of the attributes of a good screening test. It is invasive. It is complicated. It is expensive. It is very labor intensive. It is not available everywhere. Yes, it saves lives, but we need a better test. Any doctor in his or her office can do a DRE and a PSA. Patients expect it, and that’s why we do it.

  • Kevin

    Not true.

    The studies that show a mortality benefit for colon cancer screening is a simple fecal occult test.


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