April 14, 2017
Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer Test, Panel Advises
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (NBC News) — The controversial PSA blood test can save some men’s lives from prostate cancer, an influential federal panel said in new screening guidelines.
Every man between the ages of 55 and 69 is advised to talk to their doctors about taking the prostate-specific antigen blood test, according to recommendations released Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
NOTE: You can read the Foundation’s full statement on the USPSTF’s draft recommendations for prostate cancer screening here.
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