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40 And Above Should Older Men be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

40 And Above Should Older Men be Screened for Prostate Cancer? Indian Express
03 April 2010

40 And Above Should Older Men be Screened for Prostate Cancer?
Experts generally recommend against routinely using PSA blood tests to screen elderly men for prostate cancer, but using a strict age cutoff for when to stop screening may not be the best route either, suggests a study published in the Journal of Urology. According to researchers from University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, limiting PSA screening to men younger than 75 would prevent unnecessary testing of some men who would not benefit from treatment. The results also suggest a strict age cutoff may preclude the early detection of biologically aggressive prostate cancer in older men with a long life expectancy who may benefit from early detection and treatment of high–grade (aggressive) prostate cancer.


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