Debate grows over PSA Screening - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Debate grows over PSA Screening

Posted: Updated:

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - A federal task force is recommending against regular PSA screening for healthy men. For years, doctors have used PSA levels to help determine if a man is at risk for prostate cancer. The new guidelines have created confusion and controversy between experts who say the test saves lives, and others who say it does more harm than good.

In Wednesday's Health Connections, Dr. Matthew Creighton discusses the benefits and dangers of PSA screening.

You can watch Health Connections Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and again Thursdays on WBTV This Morning.

Each week, a medical professional from Frye Regional Medical Center will bring you timely information to help keep you and your family safe.

Copyright 2012 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow