Fast Five Quiz: Assess Your Knowledge of Cancer Screening Recommendations

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD


August 02, 2018

The USPSTF recommends PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men aged 55-69 years on an individualized basis. This is because findings suggest more men will be harmed by this testing than will benefit. Overtreatment based on PSA test screening may result in erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, bowel control problems, and a small risk for death and serious complications from surgery. Although both DRE and PSA-based testing are used to screen for prostate cancer, the USPSTF recommendations primarily focus on PSA screening, with or without DRE. The USPSTF has not recommended DRE screening alone for prostate cancer.

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