The GW Medical Faculty Associates offers advanced treatment in urology, including minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery for the management of urinary, prostate, kidney, and pelvic disorders.
Men between the ages of 40 and 70, without a history of prostate cancer, can receive a FREE prostate cancer screening, including a digital rectal exam and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test.
Date and Time: Offered the 4th Friday of every month from 8:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. by appointment.
Location: MFA Ambulatory Care Center, 22nd and I Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20037. One block from the Foggy Bottom Metro (Blue and Orange Lines)
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To schedule an appointment for a FREE prostate cancer screening, call 202-741-3106. Click here for more information and a printer-friendly information sheet.
US Preventative Services Task Force Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines
Based on updated analysis of medical data about the harms and benefits of prostate cancer screening by PSA blood test and digital rectal examination, the USPSTF has changed it's position to encourage shared-decision making between patients and their doctors. This statement applies to men aged 55-69yo. While the former 2012 recommendation highlighted the harm of over-diagnosis and over-treatment, the growing trend of offering Active Surveillance (or watching the cancer rather than treating it right away) for low-risk, non-aggressive disease has reduced the harm of diagnosing the disease. According to the USPSTF, "the new evidence and increased use of active surveillance convinced the Task Force to revise its recommendation for men ages 55 to 69." This recommendation is now more in line with the position of many national societies, including the American Urological Association, the American Cancer Society, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
This update is especially important for men at high risk for developing prostate cancer, such as those with family history or African American men. In fact, African American men are not only more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, but also they are twice as likely to die from it.
The Urology Department at GW Medical Faculty Associates and GW Cancer Center maintains a strong commitment to offering all men--and especially high-risk men--the opportunity for prostate cancer screening with PSA blood test and digital rectal examination. We will take the time to explain the results of the PSA test as well as what the next steps are for a positive test. We are using the latest technology for prostate biopsy using MRI fusion software to increase the detection rate of high-grade disease. We also offer a free Prostate Cancer Screening clinic on the fourth Friday of every month from 8:30-11:30am. Please call 202-741-3106 to make an appointment.
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