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Prostate Screening Guidelines
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Primary care medical professionals treat a multitude of patients. Keeping up with the latest research around all health issues can be particularly challenging. Every year new research is released and researchers learn more and more about how to refine prostate screening. This information may allow you to provide patients with a possibly lifesaving early diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Please download PCCNC 2009 Prostate Screening Guidelines (50KB-PDF) to use in your practice! These guidelines are current as of July 2009.
These guidelines are based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for early detection and American Urological Association (AUA) Best Practice Policy on Screening. They are updated on an as needed basis (after either organization releases new or refined practice guidelines relating to prostate cancer). They have been reviewed and supported by Judd Moul M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Prostate Center physicians and professional staff, Culley C. Carson, III, M.D., F.A.C.S., Rhodes Distinguished Professor, Professor and Chief of Urology at UNC School of Medicine and the faculty and staff of UNC Urology, the physicians of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence.
If you are concerned about referral, please share this discussion guide with your patients: Primary Care Doctor/ Patient Pre- Urologic Referral Discussion Guide
for Patients with Abnormal Screening Result.
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