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Prostate Specific Ag: Prostate-specific antigen (psa) test is a standard test that measures the amount of circulating protein produced by the prostate. It is normal for men to have a low level of psa in their blood; however, prostate cancer or benign (not cancerous) conditions can increase a man’s psa level. Therefore, it is important for men to start yearly screening at or before 50 based on family history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more
Maybe.: Positive predictive value of psa test between 4 and 10 is about 25%. Above 10 is about 50%. That means 3 out of 4 men with psa between 4 and 10 will not have cancer. If over 75 risk of dying from newly diagnosed cancer identified by psa testing is very low. So, wouldn't be worried. Should have had this conversation before testing... Psa test not recommended without understanding implications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prostate test: Prostate specific antigen...A protein produced by prostate, both normal (benign) and cancerous, tissue. Studies found that men with prostate cancer will produce higher levels of psa, thus the basis of the psa blood test for prostate cancer screening. Most organizations recommend screening to begin around the age of 40-50, earlier for those men at high risk (african-american, family history). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prostate blood test: Psa or prostate specific antigen is a blood test that is used to screen for prostate cancer along with a clinical exam. A cut off value of 4 is often used to offer biopsy for diagnosis. Not all values above 4 are due to cancers and some cancers have psa less than 4. Some recent guidelines have recommended against use of psa to screen for prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: The controversy of routine PSA test has been around since its discovery (1970) but intensified drastically especially over the past 6 yrs. To get a glance at this dispute, please, at least, read the first 3 articles on http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. In my practice, I wouldn't test PSA annually for men >75; but I would do it if they're still in "good" health + abnormal rectal exam + ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood test: A psa test is a simple blood test for men to assess the prostate gland. It can signify prostate diease, prostate cancer, or just benign enlargement of the prostate gland. The blood test is not specific for any of the above. The psa test, along with a digital rectal examination, can assist in detecting prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some thoughts...: Are you 43 or 53? Either, you're one with low-grade prostate cancer at young age. Most likely, you will be advised to have rx for possible "cure". How to decide what rx option a man needs largely relies on balancing out the following factors: age, serial psa change, dre finding, us finding, tissue grading and other related parameters, medical co-morbidity, patient's will as to sex and voiding... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms for psa. I feel my body is always hot compare to other bodies.When ever sme one touch i fell mine is body is hot.And I have ed?
See answer: Psa is an enzyme normally produced in every man's prostate gland. Psa is most commonly elevated in 3 different prostate conditions: hence its name, "prostate-specific antigen." these prostate conditions are prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and prostate infection or inflammation all of which may or may not be associated with symptoms. The psa enzyme itself is not associated with any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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