USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer

USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer

Men aged 55 to 69 should have the right to be screened for prostate cancer, according to revised United States guidance that highlights a hard decision faced by millions in Britain. Prior to this decision, patients should discuss the potential benefits and harms of screening with their clinician, taking into account their specific clinical situation (family history, race/ethnicity, comorbid conditions) and personal values (C Recommendation).

A leading task force has come out with new recommendations when it comes to prostate cancer screening in men.

The recommendation released today by the USPSTF signifies a shift in guidance aligning with recent data in support of PSA screening.

But there is no evidence that prostate cancer screening improves overall survival. Screening offers a small potential benefit of reducing the chance of death from prostate cancer in some men. "Men at higher risk for prostate cancer should talk about this with their doctor when considering whether to be screened, but they should also weigh the potential benefits and harms when deciding whether screening is right for them". This latest statement is an update of the 2012 recommendation. Men aged ≥70 years, however, should not be routinely screened for prostate cancer as the potential benefits do not outweigh the harms (D Recommendation).

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That's because prostate cancer grows slowly and over-treatment can cause impotence and incontinence. Instead of completely boycotting the test, the individuals with age between 55 and 69 should consult their physician related to the risks and advantages and then they are independent to make their own choice.

Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University for family medicine and population health and USPSTF's vice chairman, Dr. Alex Krist, claims that the extended follow up of more than a decade in these surveys, which was not obtainable in 2012, added up greatly to the decision to change the suggestion.

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