Prostate cancer screening

 

Sir, – A recent article (“A man in your 60s? What you need to know and do now about your health”, Health + Family, February 7th) in your newspaper advised all men to be screened for prostate cancer.

A major review article in the British Medical Journal in September 2018 states that “for every 100 men screened vs not screened there is no reduction in all-cause deaths, and a great many men damaged by life-changing labels, invasive investigations, treatments and complications”.

Even the inventor of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test argues against routine screening as a “profit-driven public health disaster”. – Yours, etc,

Dr ENDA SHEEHAN,

General

Practitioner,

Waterford.