Journal article

Knowledge, attitudes and experience associated with testing for prostate cancer: a comparison between male doctors and men in the community

P Livingston, P Cohen, M Frydenberg, R Borland, D Reading, V Clarke, D Hill

Internal Medicine Journal | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Debate about testing for prostate cancer using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal examination (DRE) continues. The evidence of benefit from screening for prostate cancer using PSA tests is inconclusive, and it is unclear how PSA can be used most effectively in the detection of prostate cancer. Given the lack of consensus, it is important that consumers understand the issues in a way that will permit them to decide whether or not to have a test and, if symptomatic, how their condition is managed. AIMS: To compare prostate cancer knowledge, attitudes and testing experiences reported by male doctors and men in the community, despite the lack of evidence of a benefit...

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