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Impact of prostate cancer testing: an evaluation of the emotional consequences of a negative biopsy result.

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BACKGROUND: When testing for prostate cancer, as many as 75% of men with a raised prostate-specific antigen (PSA) have a benign biopsy result. Little is known about the psychological effect of this result for these men. METHODS: In all, 330 men participating in the prostate testing for cancer and treatment (ProtecT) study were studied; aged 50-69 years with a PSA level of > or = 3 ng ml(-1) and a negative biopsy result. Distress and negative mood were measured at four time-points: two duri...

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6605648

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Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
102
Issue:
9
Pages:
1335-1340
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:719c0267-e875-4b6c-a514-03849ebc16e9
Source identifiers:
58069
Local pid:
pubs:58069

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