MedPage Today recently published an article telling the story of a retired plastic surgeon’s nightmare. Dr. Fred Becker, Jr. was especially cautious because his father and older brother died from prostate cancer and another brother, who died from cardiovascular disease, also had prostate cancer.
Dr. Becker was initially diagnosed with low risk, low volume, Gleason 6 cancer. But a mistake was later made on follow-up testing. His MRI records were accidentally switched and he was told he had aggressive cancer that needed aggressive treatment.
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