PSA Test No Longer Recommended For Men Over 40

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a recommendation that healthy men should no longer be screened for prostate cancer with the PSA test.  A PSA test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood.  High levels of PSA may, but not always indicate the presence of prostate cancer. The recommendation comes from a review in the Annals of Internal Medicine which  found no difference in overall survival between men randomly assigned to get a PSA test and other men who did…

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