This year, the American Urological Association (AUA) released new guidelines for prostate cancer screening. The AUA stated the greatest benefit of screening appears to be in men 55 to 69 years. In addition, the panel recommended screening of African American men ages 40 years and older, all men ages 40 years and older with a family history of prostate cancer, and some men ages 70 years and older if they are in otherwise excellent health.
Dr. Christian deBeck of Onslow Urology Associates is a board certified urologist and current member of the AUA. He recently spoke with Onslow Memorial Hospital (OMH) medical writer Jennifer Mackenzie about the benefits of PSA screening and prostate cancer prevention.