The journal Cancer recently published a study evaluating late-stage prostate cancer diagnosis in men who did not receive routine PSA screening from 1983 to 1985 compared to men from 2006 to 2008 who received routine PSA testing. The study found that men were three times as likely to learn they had late-stage cancer if they had not received a PSA screening. Considering the controversy regarding PSA screening and the recent recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to advocate against routine PSA screening, have many patients consulted you about this issue?

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20120730/study-psa-testing-cuts-worst-prostate-cancers

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