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- Website: OHRI
- Resource type: Patient decision aid
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This patient decision aid helps men, unaffected by prostate cancer, aged 40 to 79 years with a family history of the disease decide on whether or not to have a prostate cancer screening test (PSA) by outlining and comparing the two options.
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Prostate cancer, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, rectal exam, surgery, radiotherapy, brachytherapy
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Rated on: 3/27/2018 8:28:48 AM
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