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MRI scans ‘spots 46% more cases of prostate cancer’ than biopsy

Thousands of cases of aggressive prostate cancer could be spotted early by using cutting-edge MRI scans, a major study has found.” reports dailymail.co.uk. Currently any man thought at risk of prostate cancer is subjected to a biopsy – a small tissue sample removed from their prostate. It is now more important than ever that all men with suspected prostate cancer get a multi-parametric MRI scan before biopsy.’The Mail is campaigning for an urgent improvement of prostate cancer treatments and diagnosis, which are lagging years behind other diseases such as breast cancer.An international team led by University College London found they could diagnose 46 per cent more aggressive tumours by using MRI scans rather than relying on biopsies.

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