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To PSA or Not To PSA? I’m As Lost As You

It’s a standard test for all men over 50. But now a group of experts say the test may do more harm than good. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at whether the PSA blood test should be on your to-do list, or whether you should just say no to testing.

05/21/2012

Doctors review PET scans of a patient being treated at the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Aug. 15, 2005, in Baltimore. Since its inception in 1973, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins has been dedicated to better understanding human cancers and finding more effective treatments.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Does Prostate Cancer Screening Cause More Harm Than Good?

A controversial recommendation for men is coming our way — it says the routine use of the PSA blood test may do more harm than good. The recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventitive Screening Task Force– the same group that recommended against routine mammography for women at age 40. CBS4 Medical Editor sums up the report, and has some advice.

10/06/2011

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