The Daily Beast
May 26, 2012
By: Casey Schwartz and Clark Merrefield
Earlier this week, a government-sponsored task force created a stir when it recommended against routine PSA (prostate specific antigen) screenings, the most common and widely accepted method of detecting the presence of prostate cancer for nearly two decades. Having considered the evidence from two large-scale trials, the task force concluded that the PSA screen can too easily turn up false positive results, sending men down a road of risky and often unnecessary treatment.
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