U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement for Screening for Testicular Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its 2004 recommendation against screening for testicular cancer in adolescent and adult males without any symptoms. This is a grade D recommendation.
The recommendation was published in the April 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine and is also available at: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/testicular-cancer-screening-april-2011. The USPSTF is a national, independent panel of non-Federal medical experts that makes recommendations, based on scientific evidence, to primary care doctors and other health care providers about which clinical preventive services they should offer their patients.
Internet Citation: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement for Screening for Testicular Cancer. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. April 2011.