‘If we discovered this at 50, this would be a much different story,’ says Chad Rubel, a patient at UCLA Health
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a helpful measure in screening men for prostate cancer, a disease ...
Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer While PSA testing to screen for prostate cancer has led to more detection, the concept of “active surveillance” is gaining traction as a means to reduce overtreatment of the disease.
While shooting on location in Australia, Carey Melcher sensed something was wrong. But the 55-year-old Los Angeles-based commercial producer is the first to admit that he responded the way many men in his situation do: by ignoring the problem and hoping it would go away.
David Orthner learned he might have cancer by a fluke. When sending his blood sample to the lab after a routine physical, Orthner’s doctor checked the box for a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurement, something not typically done until a patient turns 50.