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Aug

Early prostate cancer cases drop as PSA screening declines

When an influential federal panel recommended in 2012 that doctors omit prostate cancer screening from routine health care, it set off a firestorm.

Many men and their doctors seem to have heeded the advice, though the long-term implications won’t be clear for a while, a new analysis suggests.

The advice of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force appears to have led to a sizable drop in screening with the PSA blood test, and in diagnosis of early-stage prostate cancer, according to American Cancer Society researchers who have been monitoring the trends.

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