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A prostate screening presentation was held in Beckley on Wednesday in the Education Center at Raleigh General Hospital.

Urologist Armando Lopez spoke about the importance for screening for prostate cancer.

Lopez said recent national guidelines are sparking controversy on how to prevent and detect early prostate cancer.

"There was a time in which there were a lot of people treated for Prostate cancer that didn't necessarily need to be treated. There are forms of Prostate cancer that form slowly and wouldn't really affect that person in their lifetime, Dr. Lopez said.

For more information on the controversy of Prostate cancer screening, you can visit http://www.amednews.com/article/20130513/health/130519987/6/