Men with prostate cancer should still get regular check-ups

By WEEK Producer

April 18, 2014 Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM CDT

A quarter of men with slow-growing prostate cancer stop visiting their doctor for regular check ups.

But a new study from Switzerland shows that is not a good idea.

Researchers found of the 150 men in the study with the disease a third of patients experienced a disease flare-up and needed treatment.

Doctors say even though there is a small chance the disease is fatal the men still need to have regular check ups.

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