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Disparity in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Mortality Between Whites and African Americans Linked With Potential Biological Factor

The diagnosis of prostate cancer can be confirmed only by a biopsy. A biopsy is the surgical removal of tissue samples, while under local anesthesia, drugs or substances that cause a loss of feeling or awareness, in a doctor’s office.

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A DRE and PSA test can help detect prostate cancer early, but they are not 100% accurate. They can sometimes miss prostate cancer when it is present (false negative) or cause false alarms by suggesting that prostate cancer is present when it isn’t (false positive). In some cases, these tests can detect prostate cancer that may not pose a serious threat to a man’s health. Some prostate cancers grow very slowly and can be present for years without affecting a man’s health.

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Is Prostate Cancer Screening right for you?! Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies in older male. Starting at age 50, discuss the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening tests with your physician. Prostate cancer screening is being offered by your urologist as an effective tool for detecting the cancer. #prostate #prostatecancer #prostatecancerscreening #prostatecancerawareness http://www.drelist.com/prostate-cancer-screening

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Houston’s Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Initiates Clinical Trial with Novel Controlled Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy in Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer: http://bionews-tx.com/news/2013/07/11/bellicum-pharmaceuticals-dendritic-cell-immunotherapy-prostate-cancer/