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Study shows prostate cancer screenings a good thing

(KWWL) -- A new study shows a benefit to screening men for prostate cancer.

Doctors have debated the use of PSA screening, a blood test for a prostate cancer marker. Some say it's not effective and may lead to unnecessary treatments.

Researchers in Sweden followed 20,000 men for 14 years. Half had regular PSA screenings.

The screening group had nearly half as many deaths associated with prostate cancer than the control group.

Still, researchers say more studies need to be done to recommend PSA screening for all men, including those at low-risk for the disease.

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