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Falling through the cracks: New zealand prostate cancer survivors’ experiences and views regarding PSA testing
New Zealand Medical Journal
  • Asmita Patel, Auckland University of Technology
  • Roderick D. MacLeod, University of Sydney
  • Jonathan Masters, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland
  • Justin Keogh, Bond University
Date of this Version
8-15-2014
Document Type
Letter to the Editor
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Patel, A., MacLeod, R., Masters, J., & Keogh, J. (2014). Falling through the cracks: New zealand prostate cancer survivors’ experiences and views regarding PSA testing. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1400), 106-109.

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Abstract

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common male cancer in many countries. The 5-
year survival rates for PCa are rising, with this thought to reflect improvements in
early detection via prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and improved outcomes
from treatment options. However, there are also risks associated with PSA testing,
such as misdiagnosis and harmful side-effects from various treatments that may
outweigh any potential benefits, especially for older men.

Citation Information
Asmita Patel, Roderick D. MacLeod, Jonathan Masters and Justin Keogh. "Falling through the cracks: New zealand prostate cancer survivors’ experiences and views regarding PSA testing" New Zealand Medical Journal (2014) ISSN: 0028-8446
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/justin_keogh/61/