Tag Archives: PSA

Prostate cancer screening guidelines updated

Are you concerned about prostate cancer?  The USPSTF (The United States Preventive Services Task Force) has updated their recommendation on screening for prostate cancer. Men aged 55 to 69 years should talk to their physician about the potential benefits and … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening. To screen or not to screen?

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The PSA test was introduced in the late 1980s. This lab test showed us that the incidence of prostate cancer increased dramatically compared to when we could … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening guideslines. New! from American Cancer Society

To screen or not to screen… that is a thoughtful decision.  Screening for prostate cancer should not be performed without an informed decision-making process.   Most elderly men die with prostate cancer, not from it.  The risk of screening is that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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