Five things to say to men who ask about PSA tests
As a rule of thumb, the RACGP advises doctors not to recommend PSA screening to patients with no risk factors.
But when a patient does ask about these tests, they should be informed of both the benefits and harms, says the NHMRC.
The council suggests putting it in simple terms so patients can easily weigh up the pros and cons.
The following statistics are for middle-aged men with no risk factors.
- For every 1000 men tested, two men will avoid death from prostate cancer before they reach 85. This