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New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines
May 9, 2017 / Urology

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has published new guidelines for prostate cancer screening. The new guidelines say that men aged 55 to 69 should “make an individualized decision about prostate cancer screening with their clinician.” Previously, the Task Force had issued a controversial blanket recommendation for no routine prostate cancer screening for most men.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. However, the PSA test, which is used to detect it, is not always accurate. Prostate cancer also grows slowly in many men, making treatment decisions difficult. That’s why it’s best to talk to your medical provider to determine if prostate cancer screening makes sense for you.  Any decision on prostate cancer screening should take into account your age, personal preferences, family history, and the relative risks and perceived benefits.

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  1. Posted by Alaina Albert

    Great post! Thanks for highlighting latest guidelines about Prostate Cancer Screening tests as it will spread awareness among the people.

    August 1, 2017 6:04 am Reply

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