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A better prostate-cancer test?

from The Wall Street Journal

From May 11: When Al Piazza learned he had prostate cancer, his first thought was, "Let's get this out and be done with it," he says. But his urologist, Jeremy Lieb, said the side effects of treatment could be more harmful than the cancer itself. Dr. Lieb ran a genetic test on the patient's biopsy sample, which calculated that Piazza, then 70 years old, had only a 3 percent chance of dying from prostate cancer over the next 10 years if he left the tumor untreated. Four years later, the retired AT&T manager from Discovery Bay, California, has been monitoring his cancer with regular blood tests and imaging scans and says he is comfortable leaving it alone. more

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