Prostate cancer screening

Mark Faigen
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10827
Published online: 4 November 2013

To the Editor: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is not recommended by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners,1 nor is it approved as a screening test in the United Kingdom.2 A recent review article in the BMJ recommends reducing the rate of PSA testing as a way of reducing the incidence of prostate cancer.2 As a GP, I find it hard to accept this advice.

  • Mark Faigen

  • Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


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