Prostate Cancer – Is now the time for the USPSTF to revisit their decision on PSA testing

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Prostate Cancer – Is now the time for the USPSTF to revisit their decision on PSA testing

PSA testing and prostate cancer the the pro and anti forces have been flexing their muscles this week.

We have seen PCUK publish 13statements aimed at making decision making easier for GPs.

The statements are not a catch all thing but they are a massive step forward from where we currently are in primary care.

And of course there has been some opposition from some GPs but what has surprised me is the ferocity of some GPs comments. So that struggle will go on

The patients that I have heard from agree that the statements seem logical and workable.

And although many GPs may oppose testing I Believe that men and the ones who care for them hold the balance of power.

We will no longer bury our heads in the sand.
I have lost too many good friends to turn my back on this challenge.

We have had the PCRM update which appears to be against screening for prostate cancer.

Then tonight we have a report (link below) that seems to indicate that the USPSTF in the USA my be ready to review their 2014/15 decision of advising against ANY screening for prostate cancer.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Hematolog…/ProstateCancer/57029…

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