Studies show that CT scans, bone scans, and other imaging tests in men who have early, low-risk prostate cancer and no symptoms of metastasis – no complaints of bone pain or dramatic weight loss, for example – do not save or prolong lives, or help patients in any way. In fact, these tests can "potentially harm patients by exposing them to unnecessary radiation and scaring them," says panel member Dr. Derek Raghavan.
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