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Increasing Prostate Cancer Testing Could Lead to Comprehensive Health Screenings for Men

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Prostate Cancer Screening Rate Currently Hovers Around 50 Percent

While testing rates need to increase dramatically to save the 30,000 men who die each year from prostate cancer, evidence is mounting that the testing procedure for the disease can spearhead a much needed comprehensive annual health screen for men.

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Slightly more than half (53.7 percent) of all men over 50 have been screened for prostate cancer, the second deadliest cancer among American men, but the numbers drop dramatically, to about 25 percent, when it comes to getting screened annually.

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