How Ben Stiller Beat Prostate Cancer
In an article written for Medium, actor Ben Stiller revealed that he was diagnosed with early prostate cancer—and beat it—in 2014. When I saw him on television recently, he looked fit, alert, and vigorous and bore no apparent adverse effects from his battle with cancer.
Stiller reported that his diagnosis was initially made because his PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level was elevated. The controversy surrounding the efficacy of PSA testing in a man who shows no cancer symptoms and is not deemed at high risk (no family history of cancer and not of a vulnerable ethnicity) has been hotly debated, but in this case, the test seems justified.
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