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Decisions for Prostate Screenings

April 25th, 2017
Listen up, guys! The recommendations for prostate cancer screening have changed – sort of. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently announced it’s stepping back from its previous recommendations, issued in 2012. Then, the task force, a government-appointment volunteer panel of experts, opposed men getting routine screenings using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. In their new draft guidelines, released April 11, they instead suggest men discuss the benefits and risks with their doctors and then decide if…