Edward M. Messing, Ralph Madeb, Terry Young, Kennedy W. Gilchrist, Lora Bram, E. Barry Greenberg, John D. Wegenke, Laura Stephenson, Jason Gee and Changyong Feng Long-term outcome of hematuria home screening for bladder cancer in men Cancer 107
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22224
Repetitive home screening for hematuria in healthy men aged ≥50 years with chemical reagent strips reduced bladder cancer and overall mortality significantly during 14 years of follow-up compared with outcomes in a prospective, comparable, unscreened population with bladder cancer. Reduced bladder cancer mortality occurred because screening permitted the diagnosis of high-grade cancers at preinvasive stages far more frequently than standard clinical presentation.
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