Screening for Prostate Cancer, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

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Screening for Prostate Cancer, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Description

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for prostate cancer.

Topics addressed include:

  • Does the USPSTF recommend prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer screening?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer treatment?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer treatment?
  • What should clinicians do?
  • Who might benefit most from prostate cancer screening?
  • What did the previous task force recommend?

History

Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: June 2004
Last Updated: 10/17/08

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