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THE FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING



October 10, 2011 - -

THE FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

  • This decision is being made by a panel that does not include urologists or oncologists. No new research has been cited that would call for this drastic change in prostate cancer testing recommendations since the USPSTF considered this issue in 2009.
  • In 2009, this same task force tried unsuccessfully to eliminate mammograms for women ages 40-49 and recommended against teaching women to do breast self exams, which Congress rejected after public outcry.

Prostate Cancer Mortality

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