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Prostate Specific Antigen Screening

Had I Followed the New PSA Recommendations I Might Be Dead

Jim Higley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

At the time of my surgery, I had no symptoms and would have never suspected that I had a life-threatening, cancerous tumor taking up residency in my prostate and surrounding neighborhood.

Prostate Cancer Screening: Think Different

Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., M.P.H.

The serum PSA test should not be used alone for screening; it leads to too many unnecessary biopsies. A better estimate of individual risk, including the risk of more lethal disease, can be obtained by combining the PSA test with other information.

Action vs Inaction: Which Attitude Is Better For Doctors?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The New York Times' piece makes clear that Dr. Brawley supports the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force against PSA screening, as do I.