Should You Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?
In the past, men in their 40’s and 50’s received a simple message: Get screened! In recent years, that message has gotten more complicated. That’s because there’s been a debate among medical professionals about whether the benefits of screening outweigh potential harms. What harms? False positives, unnecessary surgery or radiation, and complications such as erectile dysfunction or urinary problems as a result of treatment.