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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2012

Prostate Cancer: Screening

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer in men age 70 and older. This is a D recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends against the service because there is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits. For men ages 55 to 69, the decision about PSA–based screening should be an individual one. This is a C recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends selectively offering or providing this service to individual patients based on professional judgment and patient preferences because there is at least moderate certainty that the net benefit is small.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Cancer
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation m[Internet]. 2018 May [cited 2018 May 9]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/prostate-cancer-screening1