Diagnosing prostate cancer too early might cause more harm than good


An mpMRI scan can identify over 90% of men with clinically significant prostate cancer (indicated in this patient by the arrows) that will require treatment, while reducing the detection of cases that do not require treatment. — Datuk Dr TAN HUI MENG

Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer among the male population in Malaysia after colorectal and lung cancer.

However, despite these staggering numbers, prostate cancer screening, compared to breast cancer, appears to be a very controversial topic in medicine.

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