The American Urologic Association (AUA) Revised its Guidelines for PSA Prostate Cancer screening.
- No need for men under the age of 55 to have a PSA test
- Men age 55-69 should consult their doctors about the test’s benefits and risks
- The AUA doesn’t recommend PSA screening for men 70 and older who are expected to live less than 10 to 15 years
- Regular PSA screening is warranted in blacks and those with a strong family history of prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer, is extremely common. The vast majority of these cancers, however, act in a benign fashion, and, often the risks attendant to making the diagnosis and aggressively treating the disease are greater than the benefits of conservative management.