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Still Need Prostate Screening?

Today we learned that prostate screenings may not need to be scheduled annually. Of course it is a matter to be discussed with your doctor before you cancel your next appointment!

The American Cancer Society gives the warning that some prostate cancer screening canlead tomore harm than good. Their reasoning follows that more biopsies and treatments are done when screening occurs annually. While screenings are useful in detecting and diagnosing cancer earlier one doctor says that does not change survival overall.

The best way to learn more about prostate cancer and cancer screening would be looking at the American Cancer Society's website: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Revised_Prostate_Cancer_Screening_Guidelines_What_Has--and_Hasnt--Changed.asp