It's worth noting that, although their recommendation is not to screen, the task force does state that physicians should discuss pros & cons with individual patients and let them make a personal decision. I discovered that I had been screened as part of a routine blood draw, but there had been no discussion. I think this is a more common scenario. There is probably a lot of discussion with the patient after the screening (when the level is >4 ng/ml) but the patient is then at a disadvantage in terms of decision making.
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