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Government Health Panel Says 'No' To P.S.A. Screening09:04

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Just when we thought early screening and diagnostic tests were the best way to fight diseases like cancer, there comes this announcement from a key government health panel: Healthy men should no longer receive a P.S.A. blood test to screen for prostate cancer.

The recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, while backed by five clinical-trials, has not gone over well with doctors and prostate cancer survivors who say the blood test saved their lives.



This program aired on October 18, 2011.

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