USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

John B. Wong, MD, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center
Dr. John Wong discussed the 2018 guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force, which state that men from 55 to 69 years of age should discuss the benefits and harms of prostate cancer PSA-based screening with their clinicians and make a personal decision. The guidelines recommend against screening men 70 years of age and older. Dr. Wong recommends patients consider race/ethnicity, family history, and comorbid medical conditions as well as the risk of false positives when making prostate cancer screening decisions.

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