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.
- Commonhealth: Dana-Farber Expert: The 'Wrong Message' About Prostate Screening
- Dana-Farber: Dr. Philip Kantoff on PSA screening guidelines
This program aired on October 18, 2011.