PSA test for prostate cancer not recommended: panel

Source: Reuters

Doctors criticized proposals by a government-backed panel recommending against prostate cancer screening in healthy men — saying they went too far and may put some men at risk of the deadly cancer.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which advises the government on health prevention measures, on Friday downgraded its recommendation on prostate cancer screening to a “D,” which means it recommends against the service because “there is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.”

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