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Low prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels are not indicative of a clean bill of prostate health according to research that compared the effectiveness of combining the blood test with digital rectal examinations (DRE). The majority of men diagnosed with cancer of the prostate were over 70 at 11.3%, however, 5.4% of men younger than 50 were diagnosed, encouraging men of all ages to pursue prostate health check-ups.
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About: PSA tests not clear on prostate cancer risk
Date: 28 November 2005
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