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Prev Med. 2017 Oct;103:66-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.08.004. Epub 2017 Aug 6.

Prostate-specific antigen screening: An update of physician beliefs and practices.

Author information

1
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: iah9@dc.gov.
2
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: fsx5@cdc.gov.
3
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: ghz6@cdc.gov.
4
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: zzg3@cdc.gov.
5
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: ffa2@cdc.gov.
6
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: lfr8@cdc.gov.

Abstract

PSA testing for early detection of prostate cancer decreased dramatically following the 2012 PSA screening recommendation against routine screening of asymptomatic men. In an assessment of the screening behaviors of primary care providers, the majority (61%) of family medicine and internal medicine practitioners who responded to a 2016 DocStyles online survey (608 of 1003) recommended prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing based on individual risk or other factors, rather than routinely screening all men for prostate cancer.

KEYWORDS:

PSA test; Primary care physicians; Prostate cancer screening; Prostate specific antigen

PMID:
28793236
PMCID:
PMC5737769
DOI:
10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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