Expert Panel Highlights Patient Choice for Prostate Cancer Screen

Expert Panel Highlights Patient Choice for Prostate Cancer Screen

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation’s leading panel on preventive medicine. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men aged 55 to 69 decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, after talking it over with their doctor. This blood test looks for a protein produced by the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland that produces seminal fluid. Cancerous prostate tissue produces higher levels of PSA….

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