What is prostate cancer screening? Why is it important?
Expert Video - What is prostate cancer screening? Why is it important?
Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health, discusses the importance of prostate cancerscreening, which means looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Dr. Bonhomme explains that prostate cancer does not usually cause symptoms until it is advanced. The aim of cancer screening is to find cancers early and treat them early before they have a chance to spread.
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