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Changes to prostate screening guidelines are risky: surgeon

Urological Surgeon Professor Henry Woo with his patient, Henry Hung Source: SBS

A prostate cancer specialist is warning more Australian men could die from the disease in the future as a result of a recent change in diagnostic guidelines by General Practitioners.Under the policy, endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, GPs will no longer recommend testing for prostate cancer unless a patient requests it.Naomi Selvaratnam reports.

Under guidelines recently endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, GPs will now only discuss prostate screening if it is brought up by the patient.

College President Dr Frank Jones says it's part of a push to reduce over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatment.

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