Low-risk prostate cancer not often low-risk, when targeted biopsy is used

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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 10:11 am

In a new UCLA study, researchers found that conventional biopsies failed to reveal the true extent of presumed “Low Risk” Prostate Cancers in a selection of men.

However, when targeted biopsy was used, more than a third of these men had more aggressive cancers than was thought.

The aggressive cancers were not detected when utilizing conventional blind biopsies with ultrasound alone. The aggressive cancers were detected using active surveillance program, a growing trend in the U.S.

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