USPSTF Issues New Recommendation On Prostate Cancer Screening


Men aged 55 to 69 should have the right to be screened for prostate cancer, according to revised U.S. guidance that highlights a hard decision faced by millions in Britain.

In 2012, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) stopped recommending PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing to screen for prostate cancer because the group thought it was more harmful than beneficial.

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Attributed to medical and health sector, Melissa very well knows and understands genes, tissues, antidotes, and many other terminologies. "We are hopeful that the Task Force will be more inclusive of men age 70 and older in future recommendations".

Whether to choose treatment if cancer is detected.

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That's because prostate cancer grows slowly and over-treatment can cause impotence and incontinence. Now, the USPSTF has issued a new statement updating its 2012 recommendations. Doctors say the risks of screening outweigh the benefits. Instead of completely boycotting the test, the individuals with age between 55 and 69 should consult their physician related to the risks and advantages and then they are independent to make their own choice. The final recommendations released today support screening in this age group and are in direct alignment with the AUA's clinical practice guideline and guidelines from most other major physician groups - including the American Cancer Society, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network - all of which advocate for shared decision making.

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Findings from an evidence review conducted by the Task Force revealed that for men aged 55-69 years, PSA-based screening programs prevented roughly 1.3 deaths over approximately 13 years per 1000 men screened. Clinicians should also speak to men with a family history of prostate cancer about their increased risk of developing the disease.