The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the risks of screening for thyroid cancer in people without symptoms outweigh the benefits. kaisersosa67/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Screen For Thyroid Cancer, Task Force Says

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A common blood test checks for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigens (PSA) in a man's blood, as an indicator that he may have prostate cancer. Renphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Task Force Softens Opposition To Routine Prostate Cancer Screening

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to determine whether testing people with no symptoms of celiac disease provides any benefit for those patients. Andrew Brookes/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

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A woman's health history and tolerance for different kinds of risks should have a legitimate role in determining the timing of when she starts and stops getting screening mammograms, some leading doctors say. Sally Elford/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is Mammogram Advice Still Such A Tangle? Ask Your Doctor

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Terry Dyroff, at home in Silver Spring, Md., got a PSA blood test that led to a prostate biopsy. The biopsy found no cancer, but it gave him a life-threatening infection. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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All Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer Should End, Task Force Says

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