Survey: Leading Urologists Favor Routine PSA Tests

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Most leading urologists recommend routine PSA testing for men aged 50 and older, despite a recent U.S. panel's recommendation, according to a survey by U.S. News World & Report.

The survey found that 95% of leading urologists disagreed with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force conclusion, based on a review of evidence, that PSA screening served no benefit for men under the age of 75. In addition, 97% of the urologists said that they would undergo PSA testing themselves.

The magazine conducted the survey through “America's Top Doctors,” a peer-nominated rankings directory developed by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and managed by a physician-led research team.

Nearly 40% of leading internists—usually the doctors who order PSA testing for patients—expressed uncertainty as to whether or not the test exposed men to potential harm.

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