In a widely anticipated move, the USPSTF officially recommended against prostate cancer screening in healthy men.
Case closed, right?
The prostate cancer screening debate has been raging for the past decade. Increasing amounts of evidence show that screening does not save lives, and increase the risk of complications like impotence and urinary incontinence that stem from invasive diagnostic tests and treatments.
Regular readers of KevinMD.com are familiar with the arguments, which have been documented here extensively.
The issue has also been highlighted by Warren Buffett’s recent prostate cancer diagnosis, which gave a high-profile face to the issue.
So, where do we go from here?