PSA Screening Among Elderly Men With Limited Life Expectancies

More men are asking for PSA screening as a means of detecting prostate cancer. What are the prostate cancer screening guidelines? Is there a point in a man’s life when screening should stop and where the detection of prostate cancer does not benefit the patient? A study published in the Nov. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled PSA Screening Among Elderly Men With Limited Life Expectancies asked this and other questions.

  • Dr. Louise Walter, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics at University of California, San Francisco and member of UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and Staff Physician, (San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC)

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