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The association has issued new guidelines on PSA screening and -- -- men to think carefully before getting screened for prostate cancer but our next guest says fewer screenings.
Could actually put the help of younger men at risk.
And joining us now is doctor somebody of the Fox News medical eighteen thank you as always -- -- with us.
Let's review these new guidelines first of all they now -- men under forty should not get tested men forty to fifty shouldn't get tested if their average risk.
For 55 to 69 that's the testing that makes the most sense and men over seventy can probably skip it what you make of all of us.
Well I think this was a news that came right before we go to -- -- you a couple weeks ago in San Diego and it was a big surprise.
We didn't expect to get a news like this basically what they're saying is that the risk of screening.
Could be too much are you going to find a lot of chances that maybe -- -- that they may not be threaten your life.
But I think most of -- argument against this is that you want to miss out a lot of aggressive cancers among younger guys we see in our practice a lot of forty year old 45 girls.
That are really having an aggressive cancers it was found because -- say if you're not going to do that -- -- to see a lot of people a lot of men.
-- metastasis -- spread of their cancer so I think you're gonna be careful while these are guidelines for everybody.
If you have high risk if your family you -- African Americans.
And if you like to know about -- PSA you can ask your doctor just because a guideline says you should not get it because immunity should stop screening but you have to be wise about this.
Well -- -- you mentioned you ask your doctor even if it's not recommended but then is it not covered by insurance are their money issues here.
Unfortunately I think you know heading toward Obama -- that plays a role in this.
Financial aspect of this is also important.
But I always tell my patients that who you know over diagnosis.
Knowing what exactly is going -- what you've done should not lead to over treatment.
And there are experts -- prostate cancer who may take that it permission as a way to second maybe we do an MRI.
Before we do the surgery now we have genetic -- is coming in so we can really screen who is at high risk and low risk should you -- if you're diagnosed with prostate cancer.
You don't need necessarily need to have the surgery it's better to talk to your.
Surgeon and your doctor and find out what the best treatment is.
I'm in the next few days we're going to come over the new website that's going to put a lot of information about this.
For the time being people have prostate cancer need for more -- -- information.
They can go to robotic oncology dot com and we're gonna answer a lot of -- questions -- -- confuse me and with that this the standards keep changing all right thank you so much has appreciated thank you.
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