PSA no longer suggested for prostate cancer screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force this week formalized their statement regarding PSA, prostate specific antigen test. Their standpoint is firm:  do not routinely screen for prostate cancer by PSA.

A screening test is only for those who have NO symptoms or family history or risk factors for prostate cancer.  Read on for guidelines, statistics, and the controversy.  PSA?  or not to PSA? …

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20120521/us-panel-dont-get-psa-prostate-cancer-test

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I have been practicing as a family physician for 15 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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