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When Screening for Prostate Cancer Comes Too Late

David Weigand, a Prostate Cancer Patient, sitting on a bed and looking over his right shoulder

Over the years, recommendations for prostate

 cancer screening have fluctuated due to concerns about over-treatment and side effects. While the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force initially advised against routine screening in 2012, it later recommended considering it for men aged 55 to 69 after consultations with doctors. 

However, this pendulum swing has led to more late-stage prostate cancer diagnoses, stalling a two-decade decline in death rates. The challenge lies in balancing the risks of overdiagnosis with the opportunity to detect and treat the disease effectively, particularly among high-risk groups. Medical experts and organizations are now working to refine screening guidelines, aiming to better target at-risk individuals and utilize improved diagnostic tools while considering treatment advances and diverse patient populations.

Read the full article by the Wall Street Journal here.

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