2008年 08月 14日
Screening for Prostate Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Ann Int Med. Vol 149.(3):185-191 5, Aug.(Full Free Text)
７ｇ歳以上の男性では前立腺癌の健診は行わない(Grade D recommendation)
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)の患者向けページ
What does the USPSTF suggest that patients do?
For men younger than 75 years, the USPSTF does not recommend for or against routine screening for prostate cancer by using PSA testing. Men who are interested in screening for prostate cancer should discuss it with their doctors. Before screening, men should understand the potential benefits and harms of early treatment.
For men age 75 years or older, the USPSTF recommends that doctors and patients do not routinely screen for prostate cancer because the harms are likely to outweigh the benefits.