Panel advises against prostate cancer screening

Friday, October 7, 2011 | 10:58 a.m. CDT; updated 11:20 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 7, 2011

WASHINGTON — No major medical group recommends routine prostate specific antigen blood tests to check men for prostate cancer, and now a government panel is saying they do more harm than good. According to the panel, healthy men should no longer receive the tests as part of routine cancer screening.