Three unreasonable reasons not to be screened for prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most frequent malignancy in men in more than half of the world’s countries. It mainly develops in older men, and the risk of getting it increases with age. If detected early though, chances of successful treatment are good, experts say. Ideally, a prostate tumour is detected early through screening for the disease, for example by palpation of the prostate gland, located just below men’s urinary bladder. During the exam, a doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum and palpates, or feels, the prostate for any hard, lumpy or abnormal areas. Many early cance…

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