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ACP tells docs to limit use of PSA tests
Modern Healthcare

The American College of Physicians has issued new screening guidelines for prostate cancer, advising physicians to limit their use of prostate-specific antigen tests.

In the 10-page statement, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP urged primary-care physicians to review the associated risks and benefits with patients and to order PSA screening only for patients who expressly ask for it. Additionally, the group advised against PSA screening in men younger than 50 years of age or older than 69, or for any men whose life expectancy is less than 10 years.