Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Prostate Cancer Screening Update - Age Restriction

We've just received new information regarding age range and the safety of doing a prostate screening.  The US Preventative Services Task Force has determined that men age 75 and older shouldn't be screened for prostate cancer.  Such screenings have been documented as leading to substantial physical harms and some psychological harms in men age 75 and older.
If you are over age 70, please reconsider the screening.  If you are over 75, you will unfortunately be unable to attend.