Many providers don't follow guidelines recommending that men older than 75 not be screened for prostate cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers looked at Medicare data on more than 61,000 patients and nearly 2,000 primary care providers and found that about 41% of men aged 75 and older with no history of prostate cancer received prostate-specific antigen screening and nearly 29% were screened with PSA tests ordered by their primary care providers. The rates fell with patient age.

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