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Task Force Backs Changes in Routine Prostate Screening

September 16, 2018
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Screening men ages 75 and older for prostate cancer results in overtreatment and causes more harm than good, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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A federal task force recommends doctors stop routine prostate cancer screening for men over 75 because it could do more harm than good. (MSNBC — 6 August, 2008)
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The blood test that millions of men undergo each year to check for prostate cancer leads to so much unnecessary anxiety, surgery and complications that doctors should stop testing elderly men, and it remains unclear whether the screening is worthwhile for younger men, a federal task force concluded… (Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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A British newspaper says Prince Philip has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is determined to continue with his royal duties. (CNN — 6 August, 2008)
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