Podcast: New Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Screenings
May 19, 2010 – The American Cancer Society (ACS) has changed its screening guidelines for prostate cancer. The ACS now says rather than testing every man, doctors should discuss the risks and benefits of PSA screening with patients. Also, screening is no longer recommended for men whose life expectancy is less than 10 years. In this episode of Cancer Connection, Siteman Cancer Center urologist Adam Kibel, MD, says he believes strongly that a yearly PSA test saves lives. However, Kibel says he only recommends testing for patients of appropriate age and health because it often takes a significant amount of time before prostate cancer causes patients harm.