- Reviewed by Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in men ages 70 and older. Even so, men in this age group still have too many PSA tests, according to two recent studies.
In the first study, published in April 2023 in Urology, researchers identified 3 million men who had regular PSA tests between 2003 and 2019. Men ages 70 and older were more likely than younger men to have high-frequency PSA testing, defined as having tests more than once every nine months.
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About the Author
Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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