Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

February 24, 2015 9:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended that the PSA test not be used to screen men 75 years or older for prostate cancer, and in 2012 recommended that the PSA not be used for prostate cancer screening at all for any age group.

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