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Promoting shared decision making and informed choice for the early detection of prostate cancer: Development and evaluation of a GP education program

R Metcalfe, R Russell, B McAvoy, J Tse, G Sutherland, L Hoey

Cancer Forum | Published : 2006


Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men. At present, there is no definitive data confirming that widespread screening for prostate cancer will reduce the death rate from this disease. In Australia population based screening for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men is not promoted. However, regardless of public health views on this issue, prostate-specific antigen testing in Australian men is prevalent. Most guidelines advocate that asymptomatic men seeking prostate-specific antigen testing to detect early prostate cancer should be advised of the pros and cons of testing and make an informed choice. The difficult task of managing consumer demands in the face of ..

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