December 16, 2018

Prostate Specific Antigen

PSA test measeures a protien called Prostate Specific Antigen in blood. A test for PSA may be used to screen for cancer of the prostate and to monitor treatment of the disease. 5 things to know about your PSA Test include:

  1. Genetic testing may be appropriate for prostate cancer.
  2. There is no consensus about the right age to start PSA Screening.
  3. Elevated PSA does not always mean you have cancer.
  4. Newer tests in the pipeline might be more effective.
  5. The Test is simple, the explanation is not.