Prostate cancer screening – position statement
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Strategy or framework
Men who are thinking of getting tested should talk to their doctor about the benefits and harms of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing. Current evidence shows that the PSA test should not be used for population screening, as the harms outweigh the benefits. A prostate biopsy is the only method by which prostate cancer can be definitively diagnosed.