New recommendations for prostate cancer screening

Men ages 55 to 69 should have a conversation with their doctor about the test.
1:18 | 05/09/18

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Prostate guidelines it's hard to find a medical recommendation over the past 25 years. That's cost such commotion that was in favor of a blood test called a PSA. Argued that it helps early detection and cure of cancer and those opposed. Point two false positives evidence that many prostate cancers never spread in this common surgery complications. Including bladder control issues any back tile dysfunction in 2012 big US preventive task force. The evidence was clear PSE screening caused more harm then bullet. And universal be recommended against it today a small modification for men ages 55 to 69. In that age group the most recent studies have shown some evidence that screening can save lives while some data remain on teens. One in five men who undergo prostate surgery will have long term urinary incontinence two three men will have long term he wrecked and dysfunction. So new recommendations say for men ages 55 to 69 making an individual decision about screening with your doctor. Remained under 55 or over seventy the study still recommends you think testing. Don't bother. With its medical minute I'm with the her students.

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