Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know
The PSA Debate
While most experts recommended that African-American men 40 and older should receive a P.S.A. test — the most common test for prostate cancer — in 2011, the United States Preventative Services Task Force claimed that the test does not predict cancer. They also believe that the P.S.A. test often leads to additional tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain and impotence in healthy men.