A University of Florida-led advisory council tasked by the state with developing guidelines for early detection of prostate cancer has released recommendations that differ from federal guidelines on routine prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, blood tests for men, the most common screening for prostate cancer. Since 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against routine PSA testing, which may give false-positive or false-negative results. The Florida Prostate Cancer Advisory Council, however, recommends that Floridian men 50 years or older with an average risk of getting the disease be encouraged to get early detection testing. All African-American men in the state and those 40 years or older with close relatives who have prostate cancer should also be urged to get tested. — Marilee Griffin

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