Parsortix test could avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies

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They tell you if you are at higher risk and need further testing to determine if you have the condition.

"The good news is that prostate cancer is highly treatable when detected early", Dr. Brasfield said. "Whether it's due to improved screening or geographic differences remains to be seen".

Screening is for men who meet the American Cancer Society Screening Criteria.

Located just below the bladder, the prostate gland produces part of the fluid found in semen.

He said: "My father died of prostate cancer two years ago".

Gabriella Bailey, interim director of fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK, said: "That's more than 11,500 men a year and, by 2030, prostate cancer is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK".

Within the mean time, men with in all probability signs of the disease are equipped a check which appears for elevated levels of a protein known as PSA.

Although a man's age increases his risk for developing prostate cancer, there are some things a man should keep in mind to reduce or delay the risk of developing prostate cancer. That's why studies show prostate cancer is most common in, but not exclusive to, men older than 65. The American Cancer Society projects there will be 175,000 prostate cancer diagnoses in the USA and about 32,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2019, which is a 6% to 7% increase from 2018.

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What is a prostate screening?

However, using Parsortix 93% of 41 positive results did result in cancer cell detection, meaning that if combined with the existing blood test could prevent a "substantial proportion" of unnecessary biopsies without missing clinically significant prostate cancer cases.

Additionally, the number and type of CTCs present in the blood was also indicative of the aggressiveness of the cancer.

A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. "With the MRI technology, we miss fewer significant cancers and conduct fewer unnecessary biopsies". However, it is still possible to be diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age. African American men or men with a family history of the disease should begin screenings at age 40. "The more significant the family history, the greater the risk of prostate cancer".

What if cancer is found?

Treatment varies based on the stage of cancer.

"A lot of our low-grade prostate cancer patients will be placed under an active-surveillance protocol, where we do regular biopsies to be sure the cancer is not progressing", Pendleton said.

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