4 Reasons You Should Have a PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening Blood Test)

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS

By Dr. Dudley Seth Danoff

A virtual firestorm erupted in 2011 with the publication of the US Preventive Services Task Force’s draft recommendation that healthy men should no longer receive a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test to screen for prostate cancer because “the test does not save lives overall and often leads to more tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain, impotence, and incontinence,” according to an October 2011 New York Times article.

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