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Prostate cancer screening is no longer automatic. That’s turned out to be a sensible change

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Prostate cancer screening is no longer automatic. That’s turned out to be a sensible change

When an influential federal advisory panel recommended in 2012 that doctors omit prostate cancer screening from routine health care for all men, it set off a firestorm, with urologists predicting an unconscionable death toll from the disease. “Failing to detect cancer early will create a public health catastrophe in five to 10 years,” declared the president of the Large Urology Group Practice Association.

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