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In October 2011, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a committee organized by the U.S. government to assess the value of preventative medicine, recommended that men no longer be screened for prostate cancer using a widely accepted blood test given to thousands of men each year.
Despite this recommendation, many organizations and doctors (myself included) continue to recommend the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer. It is important to acknowledge that the PSA test is not perfect. Unfortunately, a better alternative does not exist.
As a urologist I treat patients with kidney cancer. The treatment of this disease has changed radically in the past 20 years. And this week I performed a new technique that meant the patient left surgery with no tumor and a totally uncompromised kidney to show for it.