May 22, 2018
Men between the ages of 55 and 69 ought to “make an individual decision” about PSA testing for prostate most cancers, in line with new suggestions from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Such choices ought to be made after discussing the potential advantages and harms of screening with a health care provider, the panel of specialists stated, including that males age 70 and over shouldn’t be often screened, because the “potential benefits do not outweigh the harms.”
The USPSTF is a volunteer group of specialists in a variety of medical areas, together with inside medication, household medication, pediatrics, behavioral health, and nursing. The members overview scientific proof to make suggestions on preventive practices, like getting screened for illnesses, following healthy habits, and taking sure drugs.