PSA Testing Guidelines

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Oliver Sartor, MD, board professor, cancer research, Tulane University, discusses PSA testing guidelines.

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Oliver Sartor, MD, board professor, cancer research, Tulane University, discusses PSA testing guidelines.

  • Rather than focus on one guideline or another, physicians should focus on a model of informed decision making
  • A dichotomy exists between those that treat prostate cancer and those that do not
  • PSA testing adds value but also brings a potential for harm
  • Following PSA testing, a physician should be open to the concept of surveillance before making a decision
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