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PSA Testing

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In recent years there has been controversy surrounding the utility and helpfulness of the PSA Test as a means of diagnosing and detecting prostate cancer. PROSTAID Calgary has spoken up on these topics to various audiences, and we've consolidated our statements and the recommendations of various other organizational bodies on this one page for further reading.

Prostate Cancer Canada Infographic

PROSTAID Calgary Statements

Press Release On PSA Testing - PROSTAID Calgary first spoke up on the PSA Testing issue in October of 2014 when our then President Steve Belway expressed the organization's disagreement with the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommendations regarding PSA.

Controversy about PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer - PROSTAID Calgary's stance on the topic of PSA Screening was then further qualified and quantified in March of 2016 by our diretor, Stewart Campbell.

Additional Statements and Links

CUA Recommendations on Prostate Cancer Screening - The Canadian Urological Association released comprehensive recommendations for prostate cancer screening and early diagnosis in October of 2017.

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