Report: Men Should Not Take PSA Test For Prostate Cancer

By Corinne Rose

October 7, 2011 Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 6:49 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- A government medical group is expected to make another controversial warning.

Reports say the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends men should not undergo the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test.

The group's draft report on recent studies found the blood test has resulted in little to no reduction in prostate cancer deaths.

The report also says the PSA test's risks outweigh the benefits and can lead to unnecessary surgery or treatments.

The task force is expected to publish its recommendation on Tuesday.

One group is already speaking out, saying such a recommendation is a "terrible mistake."




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