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What is psa?

What is psa?

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 more

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Prostate Specific Antigen (Definition)

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


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What is a psa test?

What is a psa test?

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 more

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What is a psa test?

What is a psa test?

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 more

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What is good psa range?

Usually,...: Usually, its value of 0-4 ng/ml has been commonly adopted as normal range, the significance behind should be correlated with age, dre finding, family hx, its pace of change, and other clinical parameters to deduce. More detail? Go to http://www.Formefirst.Com/eprostate.Html and http://www.Formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html ...Read more

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Psa levels normal at 0.49?

Psa levels normal at 0.49?

It this for you?: If this value is normal for female like you, it's great but its value of routine check is unclear. The main value of its use in female is to check if breast cancer is psa-positive or -negative so to "predict" potential survival. If in a man with average risks, he wouldn't need annual check but once every 2-3 yrs plus dre. Detail? Ask doc in expertise tiemly. ...Read more

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In men what makes psa elevate?

In men what makes psa elevate?

Here are some ...: Causes for PSA elevation may include: aging, prostate enlargement, infection/inflammation, prostate cancer, instrumentation to prostate urethra, etc. To clear some of its conflicting confusions, go to peruse the articles in http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. Furthermore, you may ask your urologist... ...Read more

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Is psa useful in healthy 60 yo?

Is psa useful in healthy 60 yo?

No: Us preventive task force has determined that screening of healthy men with psa is not useful. ...Read more

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How does drug effect a psa test?

How does drug effect a psa test?

Which drug: The psa is a test for prostate specific antigen. Usually drugs do not affect this evaluation -- unless you are taking drugs to oppose prostate growth or after radiation treatment. ...Read more

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My psa is 9.88 what should I do?

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My psa is 9.88 what should I do?

Here are some...: By the number alone, it's high, but should be correlated with patient's age, history(specifically those related with prostate), etc. What should be done with it? Please review the articles in http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to handle PSA-related issues sensibly and timely. ...Read more

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How high can a psa test go and be ok?

Who really knows?: Its commonly quoted normal range as 0-4 ng.Ml, but its real clinical significance should be closely correlated with fh, its serial change over time, the finding on dre, individual risk assessment, etc. To deduce its meaning at the time in a man. More detail? To http://www.Formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html. ...Read more

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