What to know about new advice on prostate cancer test
April 12, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms.
Some key things to know about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's draft recommendations :
Q. What's the new advice?
A: Men should decide for themselves if they want to get tested, the panel says. But first, they should have a talk with their doctor about the pros and the cons of the PSA test. That applies to men aged 55 to 69 of average risk for prostate cancer...