Screening Smarter, Not Harder for Prostate Cancer

ProbSavedVsOverdiagnosis_simple

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?

consumer_reports

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 […]