Use of MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis

Apparently, an eminent consultant was interviewed on Radio 4 yesterday (repeated today) about the use of MRI to detect prostate cancers.

Basically, he said, “with MRI we can see where a cancer is and then know where to stick our needles if we want to find out more.” And as well as helping to avoid under-treatment (because using biopsy needles without having done an MRI before means we might miss something) it can also help us to avoid over-treatment (with associated side effects).

For those who want to hear more, there is a ten minute interview, starting at about 18 minutes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03s742d/Inside_Health_28_01_2014/

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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