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Prostate cancer: Screening


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  • Website: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
  • Resource type: Video

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Men aged 55 to 69 years should discuss if they should get screened for prostate cancer with their doctor. Screening offers a small potential benefit, but also potential harms like an untrue positive test result. Men 70 and older should not get screened.


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Keywords

PSA, cancer, screen, prostate, doctor, test, prevent, false positive , result


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Rated on: 11/10/2018 4:02:58 PM

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