Reduced prostate screens may have led to more advanced cancer


Study: Reduced prostate screens may have led to more advanced cancer

  • Advanced diagnoses of prostate cancer in men have increased by more than 40% over the past decade.
  • A new study suggests that a drop in screening may have played a role.
  • Men should discuss with their doctor if prostate screening is right for them.

Many men stopped getting screened for prostate cancer after a federal advisory panel in 2008 said the tests weren’t helpful for people over 74. Then, in 2012, he said the evidence supporting testing for younger men was also weak.

But new data suggests the advice may have been in error.

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