GW Hospital HealthCast

by George Washington University Hospital

What the New Prostate Screening Guidelines Mean for Men’s Health

Michael J. Whalen, MD - Speaker Bio
Michael J. Whalen, MD is Assistant Professor of Urology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science and a member of the medical staff at The George Washington University Hospital.

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  • Topic Info:Michael J. Whalen, MD, discusses the newly updated prostate screening guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. The new recommendations advise a shared decision making process between patients and their providers, based on developments in screening and improved knowledge of the slow-growing nature of prostate cancer.

    Dr. Whalen also explains why the traditional methods of screening, diagnosing and treating prostate cancer were reevaluated, particularly in terms of preserving men's quality of life.