Some men can stop prostate screenings

March 9, 2009 8:11:53 AM PDT
Some men may be able to safely forego prostate caner screening. A new study suggests that men who are 75 to 80 years old and have a low prostate specific antigen or PSA level are unlikely to develop prostate cancer.

Doctors at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine say those men may represent an ideal target group for discontinuing PSA testing. They say doing do could dramatically reduce the costs associated with screening as well as cut the risks of complications from additional testing.

The study is in the Journal of Urology.