Items Tagged ‘psa test’

Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a PSA test?

April 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a PSA test?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man. Do I really need a PSA test every year? The short answer: Only in certain situations.  Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of  cancer death among men, and in an effort to spot it early, doctors have long used the PSA test to measure prostate specific antigen, or PSA, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, men's health, prostate cancer risks, prostate exam, prostate gland, prostate MRI, PSA level, psa test


PSA test results can be affected by different factors

October 18, 2017

PSA test results can be affected by different factors

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a helpful measure in screening men for prostate cancer, a disease risk that increases considerably after age 50. At the same time, the test has limitations about which patients should be aware. The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening prostatitis, prostate-specific antigen, prostatectomy, prostatic hyperplasia, PSA, PSA levels