When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer . My recommendation is to start at age 50; if you are a healthy and have >10 year life expectancy; if family history of pca start screening at 40.
40-75. This is the age variations. If concerned you should discuss with your doctor the psa test and rectal exam, considering your risk factors and your needs. Hope it helps.

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Heard prostate cancer screening is very controversial. Why is this? My dad is 55 should he get screened or no?

No PSA screening. Prostate cancer screen with the PSA test is no longer recommended because it leads to a lot of false positives, meaning the PSA test is positive, but biopsies are negative for cancer. These false positives lead to more invasive testing associated with complications. This is occurring at a much higher rate than actually finding any cancer that it's not worth it. Read more...

Who should get the psa screen for prostate cancer?

Not sure. This topic is hotly debated among health care providers and there is no consensus on screening. If there are symptoms of prostate problems, or an examination shows an enlarged or irregular prostate, a psa should be done. Otherwise, there is no clear consensus on routine psa screening, though it is not generally recommended before the age of 50. Read more...
Psa. Healthy men with greater than 10 years to live who. Want to lower the chance of prostate cancer death. Read more...
Here is the update.. Psa usage for detecting prostate cancer has undergone drastic change, especially over the past 6-8 yrs, since its discovery in 1970. For the detail on how to use it, go to http://formefirst.Com/eprostate.Html and http://formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html . Best wish... Read more...

My dad is 55. Should he be screened for prostate cancer?

Absolutely!!!!! Hello John, What a good son you are! Your dad should have started prostate screenings some time ago. It is important to be checked for this disease as well as others. What is most important here is forming a relationship with a physician that can screen and then refer to the appropriate Doc should ANY need arise. Trying to find your way through the medical maze leads to frustration. Read more...

How do you screen for prostate cancer?

Blood test and exam. The current screening tests include a blood test and digital rectal examination. Imaging studies and x-rays are not part of the screening process. The screening tests should be performed once yearly unless you have risk factors. Screening is recommended to start at age 50 unless you have risk factors and may start earlier if there are risk factors. Read more...

Has anyone ordered screen for prostate cancer using the new pca3 gene test?

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, . Read more...
Yes. The test has limitations. It is not useful as a stand alone test but can help in cases of elevated psa where we are deciding if biopsy is necessary. It does not replace the prostate biopsy. Read more...