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Using Prostate-specific Antigen To Diagnose Prostate Cancer: Sailing in Uncharted Waters

Patrick C. Walsh, MD
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287-2101. Requests for Reprints: Patrick C. Walsh, MD, Department of Urology, Marburg 134, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287-2101.

Copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(9):948-949. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-119-9-199311010-00015
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In the United States, a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3 minutes and death from the disease occurs every 15 minutes. This year, 35 000 men in the United States will die of prostate cancer, approximately 1 of every 4 who develop the disease. Although the number of deaths from other illnesses has decreased, the mortality from prostate cancer has risen during the last 5 years by 2.5% to 3% per year.

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