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

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In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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