Are PSA tests not worth the risk in checking for prostate cancer?  is it worth getting a psa test or not? Until recently this was a no brainer. Every man over the age of 50 was strongly encouraged to get a psa test in case there was a high psa count or there was a rapid increase in psa. Recently there has been a change in thinking now that the numbers have been crunched.


For a more detailed report read the New York Times article:

New Data on Harms of Prostate Cancer Screening

In a controversial finding that will affect at least 44 million American men, a government task force published its final recommendations against regular psa tests for prostate cancer screening, concluding that the harms of the simple blood test far outweigh any potential benefit.

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