Prostate cancer screening: the pros and cons
James Nicola Prostate cancer research sister, Cancer Research Centre, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield
The aim of any cancer screening programme is early detection of cancer, leading to increased survival rates and a reduction in mortality. However, it is debatable whether prostate cancer screening is able to fulfil these objectives. This article discusses the issues involved and explains why the government does not currently recommend a national prostate cancer screening programme.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 4, 22-25. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.05.1.4.22.c31