PSA Level Could Determine Screening Frequency in 40s

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 by

Men in their 40s with a low prostate specific antigen can probably safely delay additional testing for 10-15 years.  Young men with a higher baseline level, however, are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer over the same time period and should probably have their PSA tested at regular intervals, Dr. Christopher Weight said at the annual meeting of the American Urologic Association…"We have to admit that we overdiagnose and overtreat men," Dr. Weight said at a press briefing.

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Tags: American Urologic Association, Cancer, Dr. Christopher Weight, Family Practice News, prostate cancer, Urology

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