Learn the Facts About P.S.A. Screening Tests
February 12th, 2012 by OCUA
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that healthy men should no longer receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests as part of routine cancer screening. This recommendation has been picked up by many news organizations, and this has caused a great deal of confusion among men throughout the United States.
Two of the world’s leading urology organizations that we are active members of — the American Urological Association (AUA), the pre-emminent professional organization of urologists with 18,000 members worldwide, and the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), which has 1,800 members — have already spoken out against these task force recommendations.
The physicians of Orange County Urology Associates (OCUA) underscore the value of P.S.A. tests in screening men for prostate cancer.
We recommend that our patients read these three sources of information on this topic:
- The AUA’s Response (Source: American Urological Association) (10/17/11)
- Facts About PSA Tests (Source: Large Urology Group Practice Association) (10/11/11)
- Answering Questions About the P.S.A. Test (Source: The New York Times) (10/6/11)
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