No More Prostate Cancer Screenings For Black Men?

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Prostate cancer screenings are a powerful preventative tool that every Black man should have in his health arsenal.

But on Monday, May 21, 2012, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group of medical experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, advised that physicians no longer offer routine screening for prostate cancer with the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test.

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Previous guidelines had stated that most men should undergo screening for prostate cancer with the PSA blood test beginning at age 50 or much earlier if they’re at high risk for prostate cancer.