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My Southern Health: What men should ask about prostate cancer screening

Apr. 24, 2017, 1:36 PM

In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer.

That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, as well as treatment if cancer is found.

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