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Interesting Article of the Week: Prostate Screening?

 

Mike, Nursing Supervisor, Ada Co. Jail in Boise. Should he be screened for prostate cancer?

SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER: A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE FOR THE U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE

Chou, R., et al, Ann Intern Med 155:762, 2011.

One of my hobbies is that I do Wellness-Fitness examinations of local firefighters.  They come in once a year and, for the most part, are quit fit and healthy.  As part of their wellness screen, I have been doing PSA tests on everyone over the age of 40.  One year, a certain 50ish year old firefighter’s PSA came back at 13.0.  Continue reading