Screening Smarter, Not Harder for Prostate Cancer


The current battle around using the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer boils down to weighing the harms and benefits of two probabilities: The probability of saving more lives by detecting prostate cancer earlier with PSA screening; versus… The probability of overdiagnosis leading to unnecessary (and expensive) treatment for a prostate cancer that is […]

PSA Testing: More Harm than Benefit?


The bad news for prostate cancer screening advocates began last summer when the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) gave the PSA test a grade of “D,” stating that the risks inherent in PSA screening outweigh the benefits. The March 2013 issue of Consumer Reports (CR) deals a fresh blow to prostate cancer advocates who promote PSA […]