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WCM Expert Discusses Updated Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

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The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force — an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based based medicine — previously recommended against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings for men, saying that the procedure posed more risks than benefits.

However, the task force — which makes recommendations about clinical preventative services like screenings, counseling services and preventative medications — recently amended their stance; it now encourages men to consult with their doctors and decide for themselves whether or not to test for prostate cancer 

Dr. Jim C. Hu, a urologic oncologist and the director of the Lefrak Center for Robotic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, recently discussed the updated recommendations with Healio, a clinical information website.

Read what he had to say about the updated recommendations over at Healio. 

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