A Negative for PSA Test

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A panel of experts from the US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that routine testing for prostate-specific antigen to test for possible prostate cancer in men is "doing more harm than good," reports ScienceInsider's Eliot Marshall. There is no need to screen healthy men for PSA, USPSTF said, as the test is not reliable in determining cancer risk and can lead to detrimental side effects from over-treatment.

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