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PROSTABLOG NZ: In view of renewed NZ debate about PSA testing for prostate cancer, it’s useful to take another look at the updated guidelines published by the American Urological Association in July this year. READ MORE>

The key changes were:

  • a recommendation that all men, whether they have symptoms or not, should get their first PSA test when they turn 40;
  • the final decision about getting tested is an individual one for a man, but made in consultation with his doctor. Mass screening was not recommended.

The Australian and NZ Urological Society have followed suit on these guidelines, announcing an update last month. It has reignited the debate about PSA testing in Australia.

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