The USPSTF recently updated its recommendations regarding PSA testing. But at least one doctor says in a new op-ed, that isn’t enough:
A disturbing trend has been emerging in my practice over recent years: More men are being diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, and in some cases the cancer has already metastasized to the bones and become incurable…the new guidelines – which are not finalized yet, and are open for public comment until May 8 – don’t go far enough, since I believe scientific evidence strongly suggests the benefits of this routine testing in younger men outweigh the potential harms.
What does he think the USPSTF should do differently? Read the rest of the doctor’s opinion here.