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How often should men in their 70s be screened for prostate cancer?

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends not screening men for prostate cancer after age 70. The USPSTF recommends individualized decision making to begin screening men ages 55 to 69 after informing them of the risks and benefits and eliciting their values and preferences regarding screening. The bottom line is that this needs to be an informed decision made by people based on their values and understanding of risks and benefits of screening.

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