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Arrow Recommendation Against Routine PSA Screening in US

October 7, 2011 Routine screening for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test will no longer be recommended in the United States, where it is currently used more than in any other country in the world. As a result, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men.
The USPSTF already recommends against routine PSA screening in men older than 75 years. In the new draft recommendation, it extends this to all men. It now recommends against routine screening in men younger than 75 years, giving this a "D" rating, which means "there is moderate or high certainty that the service has no benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits."

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/...3943&src=nldne
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Thanks aasiaafzal.
As we know there is no mortality benefit for prostatic carcinoma screening, by PSA or any other method.
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