Terry Dyroff, of Silver Spring, Md., had a PSA blood test that led to a prostate biopsy. The biopsy found no cancer but did give him a life-threatening infection. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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With PSA Testing, The Power Of Anecdote Often Trumps Statistics

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Terry Dyroff, at home in Silver Spring, Md., got a PSA blood test that led to a prostate biopsy. The biopsy found no cancer, but it gave him a life-threatening infection. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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All Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer Should End, Task Force Says

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich makes a point during the presidential debate sponsored at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Tuesday night.

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Chicago attorney Tom Hayward suffered a raging infection after a prostate biopsy. He had to be hospitalized, but has since recovered.

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Influential Panel Gives Thumbs Down To Routine Prostate Cancer Test

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