COLUMBIA — A recommendation announced Monday that men forgo routine prostate cancer screenings has drawn both gratitude and rejection.
"I think we're seeing the full spectrum of responses that you might anticipate," said Michael LeFevre, vice chairman of MU's Department of Family and Community Medicine. LeFevre is also co-vice chairman of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the group that made the recommendation.
Urologists and prostate cancer survivors have shown special concern about the recommendation, LeFevre said.
"It's hard for doctors and patients both to accept that not all cancers need to be detected or treated," LeFevre said. "It's especially hard when so many personal stories seem to contradict the science." READ MORE
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