A 62-year-old male asked:
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i am a healthy, relatively fit 62-year old professional. i have regular annual physicals and physical prostate exams. however, my father died at age 67 from prostate cancer. would you recommend i get a psa test? i have heard mixed opinions on the value of

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Difficult: tough to answer in 400 letters or less. Each individual has to look at the test for them. If you are healthy, I would get the PSA test yearly along with exam. It is a tool, not the Bible. PSA can fluctuate but if you would see a rise in number too quickly, that would raise alarms to consider a biopsy. In your case, I would check PSA yearly.
Answered on May 21, 2015

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