Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Should You Get a PSA?

The US Preventive Services Task Force says no, not as a screening test. The majority of the scientific evidence shows that screening with a PSA identifies additional cancers but does not result in improvements in prostate-specific mortality. Such screening does result in additional surgeries, some of which are unnecessary and cause complications. See the US Preventive Services Task Force draft guidelines in PSA screening (click here). If you want further guidance, contact us at

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