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Scientists Develop New Prostate Cancer Test

A new prostate cancer test has been developed by scientists and this could involve collecting a urine sample at home.

3D illustration of a cancer cell and lymphocytes./Getty Images

Experts hope that this will be a game changer in diagnosis of the potentially fatal disease by creating an at-home collection kit.Those who use the kit would then post the sample off for analysis.

The Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) test is for men suspected of having prostate cancer, and is much more sensitive than current methods.

It picks up how aggressive the disease is, at what point men will need treatment, and rules out those who do not have prostate cancer.

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The test cuts down the need for other procedures, including biopsies, blood tests, a physical examination known as a digital rectal examination, or an MRI scan.

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