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By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer 

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

 

April 12, 2017



CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.

The new draft guidelines released Tuesday echo those of several leading medical groups, but they don't make the decision any easier for men: With their doctor's help, they have to decide whether to take an imperfect PSA test that has a small chance of detecting a deadly cancer and a larger chance of triggering unneeded worry and treatment with serious side effects.

"This isn't a one-size-...



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