Elderly men undergoing unnecessary PSA tests

A study on the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based prostate cancer screening in the United States found that many elderly men are undergoing unnecessary prostate cancer screenings. The researchers reported that nearly half of men in their seventies underwent PSA screening in the past year. But because prostate cancer tends to be slow-growing, data show that many older men will die of other causes before prostate cancer becomes a problem that requires medical attention.

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