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Urology Austin Physicians Say PSA Test Still Recommended for Men over 40 to Help Detect Prostate Cancer

A few months ago we told you about the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations regarding the potentially life-saving P.S.A test.  They said healthy men should no longer receive the P.S.A. blood test to screen for prostate cancer because generally speaking, it doesn’t save lives and causes unnecessary, potential side effects like pain, impotence and incontinence.

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Prostate Cancer & Obesity: A Deadly Combination

Prostate Cancer and Obesity: A Deadly Combination

That annoying spare tire that some men in Austin have dismissed as an inevitable part of the aging process may also fuel a more dangerous and life threatening situation –  prostate cancer. According to a recent study at Duke University Medical Center, obese men may carry up to six times more risk for developing this deadly cancer than men of normal weight.

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Dr. Michael Floyd on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Recommendations

In a previous post we issued a call to action for folks to protest the recent downgrade of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to a “D” status. Urology Austin shares the AUA’s strong conviction that PSA testing to detect prostate cancer can and does save lives, and we continue to recommend that men who expect to live at least 10 more years have this test done.

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