Meet two of Turville Bay’s physicians as they discuss their concerns about prostate cancer and the new screening guidelines. For more from our physician’s on this topic and other issues regarding cancer, follow us on Twitter.
In the past, protocol meant all men were screened for prostate cancer, some beginning at age 50 and others at greater risk at age 40 or 45. But national studies currently show that in the US men were being over-treated with surgeries and treatments that did not improve their outcome. The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines. Here, Turville Bay’s physicians explain the guidelines, the individual decision to screen, the process and why they believe screening is important.