Prostate cancer MRIs saving lives – but only if you can pay

MRIs, doctors’ latest weapon against prostate cancer, are saving lives – but at up to $800, they can be a financial bridge too far for someone on the pension or the poverty line, without private insurance.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer killer of men. Traditional Medicare-covered diagnostics are the dreaded digital exam and blood tests, with biopsies needed for the final say.

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