New test measures danger from prostate cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New test measures danger from prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer may benefit from a newly-developed test.

It uses advanced genetic methods to measure how aggressive the prostate cancer is and could help men decide if they need treatment or if they can just monitor the cancer. Researchers say the test could save thousands of men from unneeded surgery or radiation treatments that may lead to complications.

The test goes on sale today, no word yet on whether it will be covered by insurance.

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