A 10-minute prostate scan gives ‘peace of mind’ for life

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A 10-minute prostate scan gives ‘peace of mind’ for life

The new MRI technique should enable the world’s first universal screening programme for prostate cancer

Henry Bodkin

A new one-off prostate cancer test at the age of 55 promises to give men “peace of mind” that they will never develop the disease, scientists have revealed.

The 10-minute scan, which could be rolled out in supermarkets and shopping centres, detects dangerous cancers years before they cause any harm, while ignoring growths that do not pose a threat.

Subject to a government-funded trial about to begin in the UK, the new MRI technique should enable the world’s first universal screening programme for prostate cancer...

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