Which Increases risk Prostate Cancer
Age greater than 60
All of the above
The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) made a final recommendation recently against using the PSA test screening for healthy men, asserting that there is "moderate or high certainty that the service has no benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits." The USPSTF says there is little, if any, evidence that PSA testing saves lives and that too many men instead suffer from impotence, incontinence, heart attacks, and occasionally death from treatment of tiny tumors that would never kill them. The Prostate Cancer Foundation and the American Urological Association are refuting the USPSTF recommendations and the recent clinical studies still citing the health benefits to obtaining the tests. Patients should have detailed conversations with their healthcare providers to discuss the pros and cons of obtaining a PSA blood level, yearly digital rectal exams, and other diagnostic tests when considering screening for Prostate Cancer taking in account your personal risk factors for the disease.
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