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To Gauge Prostate Cancer Risk, Explore More Family Ties

When it comes to prostate cancer, it’s not enough for a clinician to ask whether a man’s parents or other first-degree relatives had the disease. Broadening the family history and inquiring about uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents can help identify patients at high risk for the disease – and can help determine who should have a blood test for screening. The so-called PSA or prostate-specific antigen blood test for the disease is controversial because of the high rate of false...

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