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Gene Tests for Prostate Cancer

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May 8, 2013
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Treat or monitor? It's a difficult decision prostate cancer patients and doctors must make based on how aggressive they think a tumor might be. But new genetic tests could lessen the guessing game and spare some men the side effects of treatment.


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