American Urological Association - Detection of Prostate Cancer


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Detection of Prostate Cancer

The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation believe that the decision to perform early detection for prostate cancer should be made in the context of a detailed conversation between an asymptomatic man and his physician, and recommend that men ages 55 to 69 at average risk for prostate cancer should talk with their doctors about being tested. Screening for men outside this age range is not recommended as a routine; however, those men with significant risk factors (family history, race) should discuss early detection with their physicians.

For more information about the AUA's position on prostate cancer detection, view the 2013 Clinical Guideline on the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer.

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