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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?

Is 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 of average risks, he wouldn't need annual check but once every 2-3 yrs plus DRE.

Detail? Ask doc in expertise timely. ...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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Is a PSA score of. 47 good or bad?

Is a PSA score of. 47 good or bad?

It is good, but...: For a man of 61 without any prior Rx for prostate cancer, a PSA of 0.47 ng/ml is good to say your are safe but not saying 100% free of cancer. To learn more detailed related issues on PSA/Prostate caner, take time & patience to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onPSA-P-Ca. Html; thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doctor so to reach right diagnosis and right care. Best ...Read more

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How high can a psa test go and be ok?

No single level ok: Normal psa levels are age dependent, levels are higher in older people. Up to the age of 60 the upper limit of normal is 4 ng/ml. However if a person had a psa level of 0.5ng/ml and the following year it has gone up to 3 ng/ml that would be a cause for concern even though the results are within "normal" limits. You need to consult your doctor to see if you should get psa done or not. ...Read more

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Are psa tests for men over 75 necessary?

Are psa tests for men over 75 necessary?

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 more

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What would constitute a normal psa level?

Between 0-4: A normal psa level is between 0 and 4. Howevere, there is an age-adjusted psa level that is different depending on your age. The older a patient is, the higher the psa can become without being too alarming. ...Read more

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What can you do to lower your PSA number?

What can you do to lower your PSA number?

Risk: PSA is not a lab value to be manipulated. Not is a lab value that indicates risk of prostate cancer. in other words, trying to artificially manipulate it doesn't change your risk. ...Read more

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Psa went from 2 to 9, is there concern.?

Psa went from 2 to 9, is there concern.?

Yes: Need investigation for elevated psa from 2 to 9, if it is not infection related may need biopsy, see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do the numbers on the psa test means?

What do the numbers on the psa test means?

Several ways to view: There are many ways to view the psa. Age based, most assays have 2.5 as the high for a 45 year old and higher values as you age. Psa velocity is probably the best way to view, it's how fast it's rising. You want it <0.7/year. Psa density, free vs total are other ways. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about high psa levels?

Should I be concerned about high psa levels?

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 more

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What level of PSA should I be concerned about?

What level of PSA should I be concerned about?

Here are some...: Although a range of 0-4 ng/ml has been used as PSA normal reference value, its significant level of concern has been in debate. To sort the available confusion, I have collected and summarized the PSA 45-yr available stories in the articles as listed in http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. Please take time to peruse them so to gain better ideas on how to reasonably put in its best use. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get psa results back?

How long does it take to get psa results back?

PSA results: Most labs have the results within a week or less. It shouldn't take much longer although it may take a while for the doctor to get back to the patient. Hopefully no news is not assumed to be a normal test. You should be informed if the test is normal or abnormal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the meaniing of having a psa test of 4.1?

What is the meaniing of having a psa test of 4.1?

Probably OK, but....: Isolated solitary psa at 4.1 ng/ml is okay for age. But, its realistic significance has to be correlated with serial psa change over time, hx, and the findings of dre. So, see doc in expertise timely. More on psa/prostate cancer? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/freeinfoprostate. Html. ...Read more

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PSA at 6.9 I am 59 years old should I be concern?

PSA at 6.9 I am 59 years old should I be concern?

Yes if no UTI...: If no history suspects UTI, a PSA of 6.9 ng. Ml deserves a notice. How? Please peruse the articles listed on http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. Thereby, you gain idea how to deal with it with the doctor. ...Read more

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How many days I should abstain bicycling to do psa?

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How many days I should abstain bicycling to do psa?

At least 24 hours: The last study suggested abstaining from bicycling for several days, but definitely at least 24 hours before your psa test. ...Read more

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What does your PSA number indicate about your health?

What does your PSA number indicate about your health?

Not much for general: Health. PSA is a controversial screening tests for prostate cancer. It does not mean anything about health in general. See this site for more info:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/prostate/basic_info/screening. Htm ...Read more

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What is psa? An what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

What is psa? An what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

Prostate: Psa is a marker found in your blood. Psa is produced by the cells of your prostate and can be used as a marker for prostate cancer. Your level is low which is fine. An increasing psa would be worrisome and could be associated with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What do you think about the current concerns of psa testing?

Justified: A psa test indicates the likely presence of prostate cancer in men, usually elderly. It is more important to decide what do with that information. Do you need to treat (and potentially cause side effects) a patient who may not be affected by his small cancer and die from natural causes? The true value of a screening test is in impacting mortality from a disease in a relevant manner. ...Read more

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Please explain the problem of checking vs. Non checking psa's?

Please explain the problem of checking vs. Non checking psa's?

Here are some...: The connection of cancer to death has embedded in most people's mind. To some kind of cancer, this may be true and relevant; to prostate cancer, it's not, but a different story. Meanwhile, the pros and cons of testing psa has undergone a fast pace of adjustment especially over the past 10 years. More detail on pros and cons on psa usage, go to http://formefirst. Com/newauapsa. Html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: psa, free and total?

What is the definition or description of: psa, free and total?

PSA: Psa is found circulating in blood stream as either bound to another protein (s) or unbound. The total psa is the free psa and bound psa. The fraction of free psa versus bound psa can offer diagnostic information to the treating clinician. ...Read more

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I am 53 years old. My psa is 14.5 and geleson is 6. Whatshould I do?

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 more

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5 yrs ago my psa was 5, now it's 15. When is intervention necessary?

5 yrs ago my psa was 5, now it's 15. When is intervention necessary?

Now: If your psa was being monitored yearly then this large jump would have been seen gradually. Normal psa is less than 4. Trends and the actual number is both important. See a urologist for rectal exam and discussion about a prostate biopsy. ...Read more