It was the sort of bad news every patient fears. Merlin Erickson, a 69-year-old retired engineer in Abingdon, Maryland, was told last year that a biopsy of his prostate was positive for cancer.
"The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong." is from the June 26, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.