Letters, Apr. 22, 1996


"If the health-care industry would focus on preventive measures instead of potential cures, thousands of lives could be saved." WENDELL COVALT Redondo Beach, California

Thank you for your report on prostate cancer [MEDICINE, April 1]. Many think it is a disease of older men, but there has been a very rapid increase in prostate cancer in younger men. I was 48 when I asked for a diagnostic prostate-specific antigen test, even though my physician at the time did not recommend that I consider a PSA until I was 50. The tumor that was discovered was large...

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