Harvard experts weigh in on PSA test debate

Nancy Ferrari

Senior editor, Harvard Health

For the first time, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that healthy men avoid getting regular prostate cancer screening tests.  The new recommendation, which conflicts with existing recommendations from the American Urological Association, has sparked controversy among experts and confusion among patients.

Harvard’s Ann MacDonald, Editor of the Annual Report on Prostate Diseases, offers a summary of the issue along with expert advice for men on the Harvard Health Blog.

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