Should Healthy Men Continue To Get PSA Tests?

5:44 AM, May 23, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A report out this week said healthy men should no longer get prostate specific antigen tests, better known as PSA tests. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force panel found that the tests do more harm than good, saying too many men are harmed from treatment of tiny tumors that wouldn't have killed them. Is that the right idea or does it put men at risk for prostate cancer and other diseases?

Dr. Keith Kowalczyk, urologist and prostate cancer surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, took a closer look at this issue with us on Tuesday morning.

You can watch the full interview above.

Read the task force's recommendation here.

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