A personal statement on PSA testing, from the editor of Harvard Men's Health Watch

Since the dawn of the PSA era some 20 years ago, Dr. Harvey Simon has written thousands of words about PSA testing in the Harvard Men's Health Watch, in The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health, and numerous newspaper, magazine, and Internet articles.

In the March issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch, Dr. Simon presents the second of a two-part series examining the benefits and risks of PSA screening for prostate cancer. Because he believes every man should understand why testing is controversial and then decide for himself, Dr. Simon discusses his own decision:

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