(NPR) — The men and women who often treat prostate cancer are now recommending that the blood test commonly used to screen for it should be given a lot less often.
The American Urological Association that, if they're heeded, would dramatically reduce the ranks of men who would be candidates for PSA testing.
The can catch cancer early, but it frequently gives false alarms or identifies cancers that don't require treatment.
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So the urology specialists now say this about screening for prostate cancer: