Why Are Men's Prostate Cancer Screenings Falling Out of Favor?
1 year ago
Risk factors include being of African-American ancestry
Though 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, only 2% are at risk of dying from it leaving the medical industry to wonder how aggressively and often men should be screened for a non-threatening disease.
False alarms could subject the patient to therapies and tissue biopsies that are unwarranted and unnecessary.
Studies show that PSA (or Prostate Specific Antigen) testing has shown very little benefit for men with no symptoms, but here are some risk factors and warning signs men should consider and watch out for anyway.