Friday, October 2, 2015
The American Urological Association issued the following guidelines on the early detection of prostate cancer:
- PSA screening should be targeted to those men who are most likely to benefit from the testing.
- Men ages 55-69, who are in good health, screened at 2-4 year intervals, benefit the most from the PSA screening.
- Men should have a detailed discussion with their physician about the benefits of PSA screening.
- PSA screening as a routine is not recommended in all men.
- Men younger than 55 or older than 69 who are worried about their personal risk factors should talk with their physicians to determine whether PSA testing is best for them.
These guidelines do not apply to men who have been diagnosed with or are being treated for prostate cancer.
Please contact your physician to discuss your individual health needs or if you have any questions.