Prostate Screening Unnecessary for Men 75 and Up

If CMS gives credence to a recommendation and accompanying evidence summary appearing in the Aug. 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, Medicare may soon limit its coverage for prostate cancer screening. According to a recent recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, men age 75 and older should not be screened for prostate cancer and younger men should discuss the benefits and harms of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test with their clinicians before being tested, Health Imaging News reports.


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