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when is it most important for men to get tested for prostate cancer ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Examination & PSA: Examination of prostate , elivation of psa levels, and biopsy is still gold stranded for diagnosis .Now the tumor marker pca3 is available, which specific for cancer tested from urine. It is useful when biopsy is negative with high psa level, to monitor micro disease, and after treatment, .
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not needed?: The uspstf recommends against psa-based screening for prostate cancer. http://bit.ly/nmvhid. Short and sweet. Any questions?
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick commented
Urology 36 years experience
many urologist disagree with the ustpf task force recommendation. most still perform an annual PSA and a rectal exam on men over 50.
Oct 5, 2014
Dr. Richard David
Urology 36 years experience
YES: Recent press has suggested men do not need to be screened but this ignores the fact that the death rate from prostate ca has fallen and the number of men with metastatic prostate ca is much lower. Men 40-65 should be screened especially if they have a family history, are overweight, have low testosterone, etc. Deciding what to do with the results of screening should be decided with their md.

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