Recently the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended healthy men no longer receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests as part of routine cancer screening. This decision is being made by a panel that does not include a single urologist or medical oncologist and is chaired by a pediatrician. In 2009, this same task force suggested mammograms were unnecessary for women ages 40-49 and recommended against teaching women to do breast self exams.
At Adult & Pediatric Urology we strongly disagree with the task force’s latest findings.
To learn more please read the following:
May 22, 2012 - St. Cloud Times article featuring Dr. Christopher Boelter
Updated Study Underscores Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Lakeland News featuring Dr. Lori Pinke
Response from Henri Lanctin, MD, FACS, Adult & Pediatric Urology
Response from Steve Gerberding, CEO, Adult & Pediatric Urology
Large Urology Group Practice Association - Get the Facts about PSA Screening
American Urological Association (AUA) Press Releas - 10/7/11
Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Public Comment Form
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