Skip This Test
The American Urological Association revises their recommendations for prostate screening
Yes, this time you’re being advised not to go the doctor, according to the American Urological Association. They recently revised their recommendations for the prostate-specific antigen (or PSA) screening – a blood test that is used to check for prostate cancer. According to the new guidelines men under the age of 40 should not take the test, and routine screening for men ages 40 to 54 with average risk is not recommended. Even guys who qualify for their senior discount (ages 55 to 69) should talk to their doctors about the risks and benefits of screening before proceeding. There’s one less thing on your never ending to-do list.