As Florida residents may know, a delayed medical diagnosis might lead to a poorer outcome, and routine screening is done to prevent that. After releasing new guidelines for prostate cancer screening, the number of men being screened for this disease has decreased.
The findings of a task force on prevention in 2012 concluded that testing for prostate cancer other than in high-risk individuals might result in radiation and surgery among those with a smaller risk of dying, since most prostate cancers grow slowly. The panel recommended that only those with a high risk of prostate cancer be tested. Because of this recommendation, a medical journal says the rate of testing has decreased, which might be a matter of concern.