Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Millions of men are now being told not to undergo routine screening for prostate cancer.
The American Urological Association now supports new guidelines which state routine screening is no longer recommended for men 40 to 54 years of age who are at average risk for the disease.
“I personally do intend to follow these guidelines,” Sameer Saddiqui, a urologist at Saint Louis University Hospital, said. “I also think we have been probably over-diagnosing prostate cancer in the United States the last ten years or so and I think this is a step in the right direction where we’re going to be a lot more targeted in doing screening in men who are really, truly going to benefit from screening.”